Quoted from drfrightner:
Stern shouldn't come within 100 feet of Harry Potter. Although I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan I know people would look for that pinball to be more collector than anything else. I doubt very seriously the owner of Harry Potter who has over 1 billion dollars cares about a check from Stern for a million. I think she would care more about how it turned out... which is why she'll go with JJ IF and ONLY IF she decides to approve the game.
Warner has a track record now with JJ... WOZ, HOBBIT and now WILLY WONKA. Jersey Jack will get that pinball if it ever gets approved.
Warner hasn't really worked with Stern in a decade back to Batman Dark Knight. I don't think Batman 66 is actually warners it was FOX.
So no recent track record what so ever and JJ has three games already. I'm going with JJ on this one.
Well, first of all, the licensing will start with JK Rowling. Although she is apparently not interested in licensing HP for a pinball game, Roger Sharpe has an outstanding agreement with her that if she changes her mind, he will get to broker the deal. Guess what? His son works for Stern.
Yeah, JJP only gets HP if JK Rowling changes her mind AND Stern passes on it.