What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "PS3 Skyrim is not nearly as bad as it seems." — Todd Howard, Bethesda Softworks Game Director, saying that Skyrim hasn't been a problem for all that many PS3 players.
QUOTE | "10 years out, we'll be talking about retail as a museum piece." — Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard, talking about the end of the game store in the near future.
QUOTE | "I totally believe the sales is not something we should be worried about." — Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida speaking about how the PS Vita is going to avoid the mistakes Sony made with the PSP.
STAT | $US1251.45 — Final price paid on eBay for a set of six "ultra rare" Skylanders figures in silver and gold.
QUOTE | "The first scenario is absolute victory for Sony... The second is complete defeat." — David Radd, Senior Editor at IndustryGamers.com, talking about what might happen with next-generation consoles.
STAT | 12 million — Number of units the PS Vita could sell this year if the price was cut to $US180, according to Jia Wu, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.
QUOTE | "The iPad 3 will likely sell 12 times the number of PS Vitas in the next year." — Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers.com, comparing the PS Vita to the iPad 3.
QUOTE | "If we have to sell hardware we will." — Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve, talking about what they would be willing to do if they have to in order to drive innovation.
QUOTE | "On average, our games monetise 10x to 20x per user." — Will Harbin, CEO of Kixeye, talking about how their hardcore social games make far more money than Zynga's games.
STAT | $US1.8 million — Amount the State of California spent defending its law banning the sales of violent video games to minors, which the Supreme Court struck down last year.
QUOTE | "We want to be ready for an IPO." — What CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson said, after the EVE Online publisher took in $US66 million during 2011.
This Week in the Business courtesy of IndustryGamers.com