Software Exclusivity and the Scope of Indirect Network Effects in the U.S. Home Video Game Market


This paper investigates the scope of indirect network effects in the home video game industry. We argue that the increasing prevalence on non-exclusive software gives rise to indirect network effects that exist between users of competing and incompatible hardware platforms. This is because software non-exclusivity, like hardware compatibility, allows… (More)


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Citation Velocity: 11

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