There shouldn’t be a doubt in anyone’s mind that the Vita has a lot of hype surrounding it. This system was so popular that just about everywhere in Japan closed preorders. This left various import sites like Play Asia as your only option for the system.
Popular Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, has stated that “major” shops will accept new preorders. This means that various locations from today forward will be accepting preorders. Among the various places, to many peoples surprise Amazon.co.jp has not updated yet. However on November 17th you can try your luck at Yodobashi.