This is great news for the PS3, more features through firmware updates, like the new video service, a new bundle/colour model, added to their great line up of games this year and japan exclusives/world exclusives, i think it will be better this fiscal year.
They should reach their 13 million target with the release of FFXIII early in japan, uncharted 2, god of war 3 etc, those games alone will convert a lot of people from other platforms, and especially older ps2 gamers into the next generation of consoles.
If they had had more than 100,000 launch units, they would have sold a lot more in Japan at the beginning, look at the population of Japan, and they only stocked 100,000 for launch? They'd have sold $$$$$$ a LOT more.
They need to address in-game music too, microsoft have only patented the method in which code runs to play custom soundtracks in game, surely theres a loophole around this. But i dont think this would sell more.
External power supply, smaller board n cpu/gpu, slim bd drive, and a slim model would sell a lot.
I said a few months ago, if they did something as simple as bring out more colour choices or a laser etched model, or bundle, like a FFXIII model, or a green ps3 with uncharted 2 bundle, they'd sell like hot cakes.