"Viva Pinata is set in this very, very vibrant world and fortunately for us, 4Kids recognized the potential of what they could do in that world and they're taking it to the animated TV series. 4Kids has tremendous experience and a successful track record with other properties like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and hopefully this will be something exactly like that." What Microsoft would like to do is create the kind of franchise brand….that Nintendo has been so successful with …with the Super Mario games and others….
"We certainly have some very successful franchises in our portfolio. Both on Windows and in the Xbox. If you look at things like Fable or Halo or Age of Empires, those are very successful franchises. But you are correct, in terms of targeting or appealing to a younger audience, this is something that we think will have far reaching impact and we don't have another title like that in our portfolio today." The TV show arrives in the fall…with the Viva Pinata game debuting in time for the holidays. And then there'll be a variety of merchandise as well. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.