We need 20,000 CCs of GamePad, stat!
Japanese retail is seeing something perhaps unprecedented: A shortage of Wii U systems.
According to Japanese retail sources, the system's holiday success caused Nintendo to dip into system supply that was earmarked for early 2016, including the highly sought after Splatoon bundle selling out before the Christmas/New Year's stretch. This resulted in three Japanese trackers showing under 4,000 systems sold for the week of February 1 - 7, after selling around 250,000 systems in the last four weeks of December and averaging over 10,000 a week for January.
NWR Japan correspondent Danny Bivens has indicated this may be a longer-than-expected issue: "The shop here said that they're not getting any additional units until the Pokkén set arrives." This would indicate the system wouldn't have wide availability again until March 18.