STAT | 0.15% -- Percentage of mobile gamers that provide 50% of the revenue for free-to-play games, according to analytics firm Swrve; this was taken from data for January from tens of millions of mobile game users.
Elsewhere in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "Every year there are fewer and fewer titles and they are less and less innovative." -- Xbox co-creator Ed Fries, on the console industry and what the pressures of AAA game publishing are doing to it.
QUOTE | "It's probably not two years away before a mobile device is giving you the game experience of the equivalent console." -- Nvidia's Tom Peterson, on the relentless improvement in PC and mobile graphics.
QUOTE | "The hate mail we got made Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs look like Sesame Street." -- Dan Pinchbeck, creative director at The Chinese Room, on the response to their horror game.
QUOTE | "When are we going to see that gay protagonist in a AAA game? Not for a while, I suspect, because of fears that it'll impact sales." -- Lucien Soulban, Ubisoft Montreal writer, on gay characters appearing more frequently in games.
STAT | 100 million -- Number of registered users in Minecraft, as revealed by Notch; the game currently has a 14.3% conversion rate to paid accounts.
QUOTE | "Currently a lot of Japanese developers can't actually tell what the North American audience wants." -- Mighty No. 9 developer Keiji Inafune, on why more Japanese developers aren't crowdfunding games.
QUOTE | "There's a very tiny subset of games and publishers and developers who have cracked the code on eSports." -- MLG president Mike Speso, on how eSports is an important part of game development.
QUOTE | "The very fact that something is trendy is often a bad sign ... because it means you're following the crowd." -- David Braben, head of Frontier Developments, on why they are sticking with publishers instead of self-publishing.
QUOTE | "The use of the word 'free' as such, and without any appropriate qualifications, should only be allowed for games which are indeed free in their entirety." -- Statement from the European Commission taking the position that games offering in-app purchases should not be labelled 'free,' after complaints from consumers.
STAT | 322,083 -- Number of PlayStation 4 consoles sold in Japan over two days, according to Famitsu; this beat out the launch of the Wii U which sold 308,570 units in the same period.
STAT | 2 million -- Number of players that joined the Titanfall beta, according to Respawn; the game suffered problems for about seven hours, but Respawn said the test will help them perform well when the game launches.