This Week in the Business: $1 Million Worth of Pizza Sold on Xbox Live

STAT | $1 million—Amount of sales that Pizza Hut's Xbox 360 app has generated in 4 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 | $57.9 million—Amount of money raised on Kickstarter for video games in 2013, up 30% 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% —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, Ph.D., 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 | $10 billion —Amount that customers spent in Apple's App Store in 2013, with $1 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.

This Week in the Business courtesy of GamesIndustry International

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