I am thinking of purchasing a Windows 10 Pro version from the Microsoft store online.

Since I am currently residing in Japan, the website automatically redirects me to the Japanese version of the store. I was taken aback to see that the price displayed on the page is 27,864 JPY, which is considerably higher than the standard price of 199.99 USD.

Upon further investigation, I learned that licenses for Windows purchased from countries other than the United States are usually more expensive. I’m curious why this is the case.

Also, I am wondering if it’s alright for me to buy from the US website even though I live in Japan.

If that’s the case, would there be any reason why someone from another country wouldn’t want to purchase from the US website?

Askify Moderator Edited question May 1, 2023