Well considering they just dropped Paper Mario on us in July, I actually think they do have something more than just a remaster/port for the holiday season now. Maybe BotW2 really will be ready? Or else my money’s on a new Mario, maybe a sequel to 3D World instead of a port.
But any of those Mario ports/remaster has more potential than paper Mario so I don’t really fetch that point
It's not a matter of the sales potential, it's that Paper Mario is a brand new game that they decided not to say/show one thing about until 2 months from release. So if that's their new strategy, then we are literally clueless as to what they might have ready by November. BotW2 might be 80%+ finished if they're going with this show nothing until right before release thing for all their stuff right now.