If you have (or want) an Arc, where do you live?
It's been suggested Rakuten bought Kobo in part because they wanted to release a tablet with a global reach, and needed a global platform to build that on top of. How successful has that strategy been?
The Kobo Arc overall offers pretty similar value to other $199-299 7" tablets such as the Kindle Fire HD, the Nook tablets, the Blackberry Playbook, and the Nexus 7. Some have slightly more horsepower than others, some have slightly more storage than others, some have better speakers, etc., but overall they're pretty similar in the final value proposition. (For the record, the Arc's advantages over the competition are front-facing stereo speakers with plenty of adjustment options, plus more storage per dollar than most competitors.)
So how successful have Kobo and Rakuten been? If you have purchased an Arc, or are planning to, what part of the world do you live in?