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The market structure of the video game industry: A platform perspective

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2 Author(s)
Sizhu Tan ; Sch. of Econ. & Manage., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing ; Mingzhi Li

The video game market has witnessed several significant structural changes. Our paper tries to explain the market structure dynamics of video game industry from the perspective of platform competition. We use a static game theory to find a stable solution. Then, we add expectations and expand the single-period to multi-period game and find another stable solution. Our analysis is confirmed comparing with the real-world situation.

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Service Systems and Service Management, 2008 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

June 30 2008-July 2 2008