Theyr'e not feeling the heat - that's just their japan offices - WHO CARES ABOUT JAPAN? As long as they keep pumping out grade A cartoons with girls with nice legs everyting will be alright
Just don't let them make another piece of crap like Inuyasha or this Sailor Moon live action crap (the sailor mercury in the live action is hot though)
AMDs are good if you're on a budget, but if I was really going to spend money on a machine I would get an intel, mostly because I've found Intel processors to be more stable than the AMDs in the machines I've owned.
keep in mind too that most prebuilt PCs have Intel, I'd say about 89% of the people on newegg really know computers and built their own, and since they're trying to get the parts for the cheapest price available, aren't going to pay the extra for intel.
The thing is - AMD processors don't run near that fast - they don't even compare them to Intels - they compare them to their own T-bird processors - I don't like that - it's misleading.