Why, why, whyyyyy Why, why, whyyyyyBy Brian Ashcraft PO Edit1393L Why Is Nintendo Releasing a New Console? 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. Read… 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.