This being the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo of America thought it'd be an awesome idea to celebrate with the release of a special compilation of the series. Nintendo Japan said, um, nothankyou.jpg.
Yes, as insane as that may sound, while the idea of throwing a bunch of old Zelda games on a Wii disc and selling them to rabid fans seems completely logical, both Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto cock-blocked the proposal.
Why? Because they did it for Mario last year, and didn't want to do the same thing two years in a row. Re-releasing Ocarina of Time for money on the 3DS probably played a part as well.
The last time we got a serious collection of Zelda games was in 2003, when Nintendo distributed a disc that bundled Zelda, Zelda II, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.