I am in Taiwan and used to purchase Nintendo products from Japan. If you preorder one directly from Nintendo japan, it would be 29980JPY, about $265. Now if you want to preorder one on Amazon japan, it would be 40050JPY, about $355. I almost checked every website I could all over the world. The preorder prices are generally much higher then the prices Nintendo officially announced. I just wonder if they will be back to how much they should be after 3/3 or not.