Curious that so many CR members seem to have the EOS M but it bombed in the US???
Quite simple: they all purchased it in the fire sale. I do not know anybody who paid the totally absurd initial price of 899 or so for the kit.
Had Canon come out with body+18-55 [even without the speedlite 90EX] priced at 499,- they would have sold quite a few. Possibly enough to get a good initial share of the mirrorless segment and to sell quite a few additional lenses.
Had Canon come out with a really good, higher end model first ... with EVF + AF performance at or near the top of what was available from competors at launch time ... eg. whatever Panasonic it was in 08/2012 or Nikon 1 or Olympus M5 ... and priced that model at 899 including 18-55 kit lens, they would have sold an even larger number.
However, Canon decided to come up with a low-end model and asked a high-end price. And luckily we taught them a good lesson: "Customers are NOT stupid." :-)
Furthermore, Canon decided not to offer the excellent and very modestly (!) priced EF-M 11-22 in the US. So they don't sell any copies of that one either. And they decided not to offer the EOS M2 outside Japan and some Asian countries. So they don't sell any in "balance of world". And they are dragging their feet on a M3 and rather bring a "new", marginally improved itaration of some Rebel DSLR every 6 to 12 months instead of establishing a amrekt-leading presence in the mirrorless segment with a really strong M3.
Speaking about "shooting oneself in the foot". :-)