If the Wii was two Gamecubes duct taped together, does that mean the Wii 2 will be four? Or just two Wiis, in the interest of size?

Game Informer is reporting that they’ve heard from multiple sources that Nintendo is working on a new videogame console- and get this- it will be capable of running games in HD. Zounds!

Ok, we’ve had two other consoles well capable of doing this for years now, but it’s looking like this console will either be on par or superior than those. Barely able to contain their excitement Nintendo has already been showing off the new system to publishers and wishing for their support for when the console hits, reportedly in late 2012.

They’ll certainly need those companies on their side. Wii sales have been dropping steadily and like with many Nintendo consoles, third-party publishers are seeing that everyone is ignoring their games and just buying whatever latest title has Mario slapped on it. (Let’s not get into the atrocious WiiWare sales and ridiculous policy of not paying developers before they reach a certain number of sales, which may be impossible with the low numbers of people using the service.)

Nintendo has admitted its flaws itself, as president Satoru Iwata said in a recent 3DS conference “We need to decrease the concern that only Nintendo software can sell well on Nintendo platforms and third-party software cannot sell in the same volume. We feel a need to have closer ties with our third-party developers from the beginning.”

This is obviously their attempt at that.

Lots of things are up in the air right now. Will the new system use a traditional game controller, motion controls or some other innovation? Will it be backwards compatible? Will it even be called the Wii? It’s looking likely that there will be some sort of announcement at E3 this year, so we might not have too much longer to wait to find out.