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Video game demand in Japan: a household data analysis

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Various economic studies of the video game industry have focused on intra-industry details. This article complements the approach by highlighting broader budget allocation by households. Using the 'total households' data of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey, this article estimates the demand model for video games. Estimation results show the effects of household income and demographic factors and prices of goods on the expenditure share of video games. These results indicate the importance of explicitly considering a households' budget allocation, or at least, including information on households.

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  • Nobuyuki Harada, 2007. "Video game demand in Japan: a household data analysis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(13), pages 1705-1710.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:39:y:2007:i:13:p:1705-1710 DOI: 10.1080/00036840600660713
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