I think it will do well...a strong foundation for that parkOh, I absolutely think Nintendo is valuable for Universal. I expect it to be a big success. I just don't think it's comparable to IPs like Star Wars and Harry Potter in terms of overall interest. Video games are a niche compared to books and movies -- especially back in the 1980s and 1990s. Less so today. It's much easier/more likely for someone to watch a couple of movies and become a fan of an IP than it is for someone to spend the money to buy a video game system and a game that they weren't already interested in.
But I think a lot of that parks appeal will be where else they get their idea from? What else is planned.
I will say that there is a stark contrast - to me - between the environment/popularity in potterland and what I saw in Anaheim.
I’d say Disney earned more laurels with pandora...which doesn’t support the “bigger franchise” theory