What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "Sony can afford to lower the price of Vita." — Analysts discuss whether the PS Vita is too expensive and if the $US249 sticker will turn consumers away.
QUOTE | "Gabe Newell is Reader's Choice for Person of the Year" — IndustryGamers editor-in-chief James Brightman announcing the winner as voted on by nearly 12,000 readers.
QUOTE | "Steam's market share can only shrink." — GamersGate's CEO Theo Bergquist talking about how GamersGate sees the digital distribution market in 2012.
QUOTE | "This is the best handheld gaming device ever created." — Sony's director of hardware marketing John Koller making an obviously unbiased assessment about Sony's PS Vita.
STAT | 1.5 million — Number of players Star Wars: The Old Republic was estimated to have before the game even launched officially.
QUOTE | "If we had to do it all over again, we would have waited another year." — SOE boss John Smedley lamenting some of the mistakes his team made on the now dead Star Wars Galaxies MMO.
QUOTE | "3G PS Vita will not be a massive success." — Asif Khan, CEO of Panoptic Management Consultants, weighing in on whether consumers will shell out an extra $US50 for the 3G-enabled PS Vita.
QUOTE | "People are fired up about Fire." — Josh Tsui, president of Robomodo, talking about why developers love the Kindle Fire.
STAT | 96 per cent — Percentage of social game players who don't buy virtual goods according to a study of more than 2000 social gamers.
QUOTE | "Angry Birds is cute and everybody plays it for a while but they get burned out." — Henk Rogers, Managing Director of The Tetris Company, talking about why Tetris is a better game than Angry Birds, which he simply sees as a fad.
QUOTE | "Zynga's first-mover advantage is considerable." — While many have been sceptical of Zynga's IPO, analyst Michael Pachter has been quite bullish, rating the stock "outperform".
QUOTE | "Japanese people ... are rightly seeing their quality." — Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's president of Worldwide Studios on why Western-designed games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss are getting great pre-orders in Japan.
This Week in the Business courtesy of IndustryGamers.com