There has been a recent trend in the video game industry that console makers (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) have been acquiring video game developers to make games solely for their console. With a surge of acquisitions, these three console makers have rapidly increased their market share of the console video game industry. But in doing so, have they started to run afoul of antitrust law? Do these three console makers now have enough market power to exert control over the video game industry like a monopoly? This article seeks to answer these questions, while also suggesting several steps that console makers can take now to avoid the head-ache that is an antitrust violation in the future.
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