Nintendo cant send japanese consoles to Europe ,first ones are NTSC and the others are PAL .Plus the problem with the electricity standars etc .Plus ,they are region-locked so there you have it
No, you're wrong. It's not that difficult to produce PAL instead of NTSC consoles. The electricity "probleme" is a Power supply one. I have a JAP and a PAL GC and all I need is to use my 220v power supply (the one that comes with my PAL GC) on my JAP GC.
For the region look as pointed by HappySqurriel
, it's not a big deal