STAT | $US1 million — Amount of sales that Pizza Hut's Xbox 360 app has generated in four months by allowing people to order pizza from Xbox Live; "It's been a source of unbelievable growth for us," said Pizza Hut.
And elsewhere in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "I don't think PS Now necessarily disenfranchises future consoles in any way." — SCEA VP John Koller, talking about why the new streaming game service won't diminish sales of physical consoles.
QUOTE | "I really respect their focus on investing in new things and creative things." — Microsoft VP Phil Spencer, praising Sony and Nintendo for the games that they do when asked what he's learned from them.
QUOTE | "I am extremely happy to see that increasingly exceptional and mundane games can both achieve enormous success." — Rami Ismail from developer Vlambeer, talking about the high and low points of 2013 for developers.
STAT | $US57.9 million — Amount of money raised on Kickstarter for video games in 2013, up 30 per cent from 2012; this amount was almost matched by the money raised for tabletop games.
QUOTE | "We need to train kids today for jobs that don't yet exist." — Former Eidos president Ian Livingstone, explaining why he's opening a school in London to explore new methods teaching science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
STAT | 45 per cent — Amount that Nintendo 3DS software sales in the US increased in 2013 over 2012; the 3DS has now sold over 11.5 million units in the US, all variations combined.
QUOTE | "That doesn't mean games are going to get a free pass." — Dmitri Williams, PhD, expert on games and psychology, discussing why games will still be discussed as a cause of violence despite the "gatekeepers of culture" now have grown up with games.
STAT | $US10 billion — Amount that customers spent in Apple's App Store in 2013, with $US1 billion of that in December alone; Apple gave special mention in its announcement to a number of hit games that helped them achieve that total.