What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "One of Microsoft's best E3 press conferences to date." — Analyst Jesse Divnich, talking about Microsoft's press event at E3, which has been widely panned.
QUOTE | "[Xbox One has] the computational power of more than 10 Xbox 360 consoles." — Xbox One engineering manager Jeff Henshaw, talking about the power of the new console.
QUOTE | "I'm not actively thinking about retirement, but ... particularly at my age now, it wouldn't be strange if I were to just one day fall over." — Shigeru Miyamoto, acclaimed designer, talking about his career and his thoughts on the industry and Nintendo's games.
QUOTE | "This is me, purely as a consumer — it seemed to me like two frat houses." — Veteran designer Peter Molyneux, talking about the back and forth between Sony and Microsoft at E3.
QUOTE | "It has a very positive impact on the industry, because it keeps customers with the possibility of buying many games." — Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, explaining why he thinks used games are a good thing that should not be restricted by next-gen consoles.
QUOTE | "Is PlayStation going to be a profitable business? It needs to be and it intends to be a profitable business over the next year." — Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara talking about the goals for the entire PlayStation division.
QUOTE | "It's about what we do outside of graphics that will make a difference." — Patrick Soderlund, EVP of EA Games, talking about what EA has to do to make successful next-gen console games.
STAT | $US10 million — Amount that Chris Roberts has raised through crowd funding to make Star Citizen; the company raised the last $US1 million in a little over a month.
QUOTE | "The second you get the controller something turns off in the heart, and it becomes a sport." — Director Steven Spielberg, talking about the problems that keep games from being totally immersive.
This Week in the Business courtesy of GamesIndustry International.
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