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Black Wii U systems phased out in Japan

Posted on May 31, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Consumers in Japan can only choose between two Wii U system options in Japan at present. There’s the original 8GB console released back in 2012, and the 32GB Wii Sports Club bundle featuring tennis, bowling, and golf.

Nintendo’s website confirms that all other Wii U consoles are no longer available in Japan, including the Dragon Quest X and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate packages, and the black/white Instant Play Family Sets.

Reader Marquis Ozu tells us that black Wii U systems as a whole are pretty much gone from all stores in Japan, which is understandable based on what Nintendo’s page has listed. Retailers like Sofmap and Bic Camera are no longer carrying the color variation, and that’s probably the case with all other locations.



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  • Exposer

    Nintendo should realese a Bayonetta 2 bundle in Japan.

  • sonicfan1373

    This might actually be a good call. As much as I like my black Wii U, black electronics with shiny plastic are visible dust and finger print magnets.

    • Luffy Quispe

      between the white 32gb and the black 32gb i would choose the white one.

      • Elem187

        So get the 8gb console, and add a 2tb hard drive and a game with the money you save by going with the cheaper option.

    • Joachim Kramer

      Less options for consumers is never a good thing. I don’t understand why Nintendo is doing this. The Gamecube struggled and was always available in multiple colors.

    • TalesOfBS

      The same thing happen to white consoles. Scratches always become very visible at good light, on both. I would rather stay with both. on market. Options are always good.

  • Nocturne

    now a rare color and worth more

  • TalesOfBS

    Wait, are they doing to discontinue the black one in other regions? That would be just stupid.

  • matt

    The black one sells the most in europe it would be bad for business if they did it anywhere else….