To me that means it's probably dead. I assume re-doing this game for the PS4 would be a massive amount of work. So if they don't get it out for the PS3 in these next couple "transition" years, it's never going to happen. Shame.
If you look at the list of games it's actually pretty nice:
3 (!!!) new Mario platformers
A new Zelda
An old Zelda
Shin Megami Tensei 4
But none of it was too exciting. Especially on Wii-U they really could have used that one big new title that shows everyone that there is a reason to own the system, but they flaked out on that.
I like Mario, don't get me wrong, but he's not the console mover for me. I'm way more into Zelda. And I LOVE the Mario game for 3DS, but if that's a straight port to wii u for multiplayer, I'm majorly bummed by that.
I liked windwaker, but if I'm getting a remake from gamecube I want Super Mario Sunshine goddammit. I get why they're redoing it for the levels they left out etc. But meh.
I love mario kart, Pikmon, I love what the studio for the new DK did for Metroid so I have HIGH expectations there, but I'm not a big DK guy.
And of course I love Pikmin, smash bros, kart. It's just kinda like you said no big HEY YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS SYSTEM FOR THIS. type thing.