Analysis of Genre-specific Competition Patterns in Korean Online Game Market using Market Dominance Assessment of Major Game Contents

주요 게임 콘텐츠의 시장 지배력 평가를 통한 한국 온라인 게임 시장의 장르별 경쟁 유형 분석

  • Received : 2011.08.22
  • Accepted : 2011.09.22
  • Published : 2011.12.28


This study assumed the competitive structure based on genre classification for Korean online game contents market, and carried out the analysis on the degree and characteristics of the competition that appear differently in each sub market classified according to the genre. First, to analyze the market power of the rank 1 and 2 game contents in each genre, using the play time share ratio and standard deviation statistics values in the genre, ANOVA analysis and Cluster analysis were carried out for each genre. According to ANOVA analysis result, in the rank 1 game share ratio in each genre, there was a relationship of 'FPS/Racing > RST/Sports > Poker > Go-stop > RPG > Arcade > Board', and in the play time total share ratio of rank 1 and 2 games, the relationship of 'RTS > FPS/Racing > Sports > RPG > Go-stop > Poker > Arcade > Board' was verified. And in Cluster analysis, the groups of the genres with the degree of market power tendency and the variability at similar level were classified and stated.


Game Contents;Game Industry;ANOVA Analysis;Cluster Analysis


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