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More Changes Coming to CityWalk?

Discussion in 'Universal CityWalk' started by GAcoaster, May 25, 2016.

  1. NuteGunrayWasFramed

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    It's two levels, but it's not massive. It's located in midtown, so space wasn't abundant when they moved in there.
     
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  2. Gillman

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    I was just curious. Hadn't really heard any info about Emeril's replacement and thought they might want to add some new retail to CityWalk and Nintendo sounded like a good idea.
     
  3. Scott W.

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    Why have a Nintendo store near the Nintendo land? Split them up and increase the profits. Get people excited at the current resort.
     
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    Bet there is Nintendo in the hotel and park stores too.
     
  5. tielo

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    Why a Nintendo store, the Switch only sold about 23 million worldwide (PS4 84million).
    I still think Universal is taking a huge risk with this brand teaming up with the lowest console seller of the 3.
     
  6. Scott W.

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    As a brand, everybody and their gran knows Nintendo. My gran doesn’t know what a PlayStation is yet alone an Xbox.
     
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    This has very little to do with Nintendo as a console manufacturer, and everything to do with their success as a game studio and creator of many IPs that are beloved across multiple generations.
     
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    Scott said it best, Nintendo as a brand, and with it's various characters & settings; is huge. And especially if they market it as a more, fan hub, it could be a big local spot for Nintendo fans in the Orlando area.
     
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    Becaus you’re completely disregarding the history, hand held sales, game sales, and name recognition of charchters.
     
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    Xbox One stopped reporting figures after 10 million but current numbers are reported to be around 34 million.

    PS4 and XB1 have been on sale for five years, Switch for 16 months. So there, too.

    Also it's NINTENDO, a brand synonymous with gaming for 30 years. You know what's the #1 selling video game of most years? MADDEN and FIFA. Using the same logic we should have EA's Madden and Fifa lands popping up.
     
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    FWIW, I’ve been to the store in NYC. It’s surprisingly small. The opening day line (a too vivid memory of mine) was 8ish hours long because the store can’t handle that many people at once. The merchandise is really cool, but it’s surprisingly obvious how much of a small-scale operation the store is.
     
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    I mean I realize that Nintendo isn't as big a brand as say, Fear Factor, Curious George, or Fievel, but somehow it might still work in a theme park (sarcasm)
     
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    I know he posts here, but this is something I expected sooner or later.
     
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    With the success of their escape rooms overseas I'm not surprised they are finally thinking about bringing them stateside.
     
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    I feel like I need to freshen up on my 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon skills for this...
     
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    I wonder where this will happen. They’ve been doing the Star Wars one at cinemarks lately.

    Re: Emerils, no way that becomes nintendo. It’s restaurant for sure. Remember it’s basically the only self-contained building with no touching walls. Ideal for a restaurant with a perfectly functioning kitchen ($$$$) already. No way they “waste” that on retail.
     
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    Sorry guys, didn't realize it had already been posted. I should have known I'm always late to the game these days!
     

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