It's hard to say. Will the RX-8 be a big seller for Mazda? Sure, in relative terms.
But, you also have to realize that the entire Canadian market has about as many people in it as California.
Also, the buying habits in that group are different.
The best selling cars in the US are the Camry and Accord.
The best selling cars in Canada are the Civic followed by the J-Bodys.
There aren't nearly as many Canadians, and we tend to buy cheaper cars. Probably why Mazda is brining in such limited numbers of RX-8s.
2004 Winning Blue RX-8 GT 6MT
2003 Spicy Orange Mazdaspeed Protege (Hers)
1986 RX-7 Road-Race Car: Full Bridge Port with RX8 rotors and eshaft, lots of Racing Beat and MazdaSpeed goodies built by RPM Motorsports
1988 RX-7 Convertible project because I must need more to do
2012 Subaru Impreza WRX 5 Door Commuter and Dog Hauler