Why Is Nintendo Releasing a New Console? 1Brian Ashcraft and 393 others eEditaDeleteiInviteBPromoteXDismissXUndismissbBlock for KotakubHide Well, besides the fact that Wii sales are on a downward slide, Wii games don't look good on HD televisions and the console is starting to show its age. Besides all that, there must be a reason. » 4/26/11 5:00am 4/26/11 5:00amNintendo Wants "New Approach" With Wii SuccessorNintendo Confirms Wii Successor. It's On Sale In 2012.