What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "Nintendo has to let Mario games on non-Nintendo devices."—Nanako Imazu, Tokyo stock analyst, talking about what Nintendo has to do to reverse its massive loss for last year.
QUOTE | "This is the bombshell waiting to go off."—Rob Fahey, veteran game journalist, talking about kids spending massive amounts on free-to-play games without their parents' knowledge.
STAT | 151%—The huge rise in iPad sales during Apple's second fiscal quarter, as the company managed to sell through another 11.8 million iPads.
QUOTE | "LucasArts effectively canned a game that was finished."—Steve Ellis, co-founder of Free Radical Design, talking about the events that lead to the collapse of their studio.
STAT | 10.5 million—Total number of Wii and Wii U consoles, combined, that Nintendo is predicting they will sell in the period from March 2012 to March 2013.
QUOTE | "It's weird that [second-hand] is still allowed."—Rasmus Hojengaard, Crytek's director of creative development, talking about how it'd be great if consoles could block the use of used games.
QUOTE | "If Nintendo wants consumers to adopt the Wii U, it needs more than competitive graphics and another gameplay gimmick." —Chris Grant, Editor-in-Chief of Polygon, with other editors talking about what Nintendo should do to make the Wii U successful.
QUOTE | "You will see bigger publishers start to get nervous." —Investor and entrepreneur Steve Dengler, talking about how the Kickstarter publishing model could change the game industry.
STAT | $5 billion —Size of the Korean game market in 2016, up from $2.7 billion today, according to a report from analyst firm DFC Intelligence.
QUOTE | "The company thought we had rocks in our head."—EA Sports President Andrew Wilson, recalling how EA responded when he gave a presentation that said they could get 11 v 11 players online in FIFA Soccer.
STAT | 670 million—The number of tablet devices expected to be in use globally, with Apple's iPad accounting for a third of all new purchases in 2016 according to Forrester Research.
QUOTE | "It is an epic franchise that has trail-blazed more than a few industry-leading player experiences."—Chuck Beaver, story producer on EA's Dead Space franchise, publicly eating his previous words saying Epic's Gears of War has the worst writing in games.