STAT | $3.7 million ‚Äď Amount of revenue Mixi‚Äôs mobile game Monster Strike made per day last quarter, according to the company‚Äôs earnings report; that‚Äôs an increase of 829% in revenue over the previous year‚Äôs quarter.

Elsewhere in the business of gaming this week...

QUOTE | ‚ÄúSmartwatch is going to be a meaningful sector for games; it will create new business that reach unicorn-¬≠like valuations.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Developer Paul Virapen, talking about why he thinks the Apple Watch is going to have more units in the market than PS4 by the end of this year.

QUOTE | ‚ÄúI felt strongly that from now on, mobile will be at the heart of game platforms, and that we need a business strategy which creates games in accordance with observations of consumer usage trends.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Konami‚Äôs new leader Hideki Hayakawa, explaining why the company is moving away from selling physical retail games.

QUOTE | ‚ÄúAs we at Nintendo aim to reach all consumers around the world, we have no intention to analyze and follow successful examples in the Japanese smart device market.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, talking about why Nintendo‚Äôs mobile games will be trying to get a small amount of money from a very large number of consumers.

QUOTE | ‚ÄúAs the best¬≠-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Microsoft‚Äôs VP of Xbox marketing Mike Nichols, talkingabout how Xbox One sales increased 63% this April over last year.


QUOTE | ‚ÄúTwitch is an enormous opportunity for developers right now, especially smaller indies without a massive marketing budget.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ PR specialist Natalie Griffith, talking along with others about how devs can use social media effectively for promoting their games.

STAT | 55% ‚Äď Drop in sales of last¬≠-gen consoles in the US for April compared to last year; new console sales were about the same as last year, while overall console software sales grew 20%.

QUOTE | ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not just about creating deeper engagement with games though, it‚Äôs also about creating new genres of games entirely.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Developer Graham McAllister, talking about what he feels is the big potential for the Apple Watch and other wearables as a gaming platform.


QUOTE | ‚ÄúI know the CEO consistently says over and over, ‚ÄėBy God, we‚Äôre going to do this right.‚ÄôWe live and breathe that.‚ÄĚ ¬≠ Atari‚Äôs Todd Shallbetter, talking about how the company wants to become important in the games business again.

STAT | $1.1 billion ‚Äď Amount of US digital game revenue in April, according to SuperData; that‚Äôs up 15% over last April, with the 441,000 downloads of GTA V leading the pack for PC games.

STAT | 8.2 million ‚Äď Number of hours watched on Twitch from the 2 million PC versions of GTA V in its launch week; this was over three times the number of hours watched for the 10 million Xbox One/PS4 versions in their launch week.