Who can forget Ebenezer Scrooge's famous lamentation at the end of Dickens' A Christmas Carol?

'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!'

This holiday season, we'd all do well to heed Scrooge's words and not shut out the lessons that the 'Spirits of the Three' (consoles, mobile, and handhelds) have to teach.

The PS4 and Xbox One - recently derided by many as 'irrelevant' - tore off to an impressive start around the globe, mobile game revenue is surging in almost all markets, and Nintendo's 3DS is enjoying a booming holiday season thanks to the like of Pikachu and Link.

Maybe, just maybe, there's enough to go around. 2014 will help us know for sure, but that can wait. Touch our robe and let's take a look back at the Pocket Gamer Biz Week That Was.

PG Connects

  • We're almost a month out from the first instalment of our conference - PG Connects, and our speaker list continues to grow. Amazon, Wooga, Nevosoft, and cool indie shops like I Fight Bears and MediaTonic have all joined the ranks of Rovio, Kakao, King, and Halfbrick. Will you be there? Click on the event page for more details - and be sure to read up on Rovio's involvement in The Very Big Indie Pitch.

Tools and platforms


Industry voices

User acquisition and Retention

Funding, start ups, mergers, and acquisitions

And we leave you with a question. Who will be PocketGamer.biz's Best Dressed Man of 2013?

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