Despite the release of Mario Kart 8, as of now buyers in Japan are only given two options when it comes to the Wii U console: the original 8GB and the 32GB Wii Sports Club Bundle featuring tennis, bowling and golf which is heavily promoted.
According to Nintendo Japan’s website the other Wii U consoles are no longer available in Japan such as the original launch models, family bundles that include Wii Party U and New Super Mario Bros. U, along with Dragon Quest X and Monster Hunter 3G: HD Version bundles.
While this is unfortunate, it is the best move Nintendo can make when it comes to cutting costs. One can also take into account that these were never as popular as they are in other regions.
Already hard to come by, at this rate by the end of 2014 these consoles will officially be a thing of the past.