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Economist: EA's Madden Monopoly Cost Gamers Up To $926 Million

The high-profile court case against EA Sport's "monopoly" in the NFL market took an interesting turn this week, with an economist brought in to show how much the demise of 2K's competing NFL franchise has cost sports gamers.

Despite admitting his report is based on incomplete data, University of Michigan economics professor Dr. Jeffrey Mackie-Mason has told the the U.S. District Court in San Francisco that EA's domination of the NFL video games market has cost gamers between $701 million and $926 million since 2K's NFL2K series was blocked from competing with EA.

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Omegasyde3109d ago

Exclusive rights to a popular sport are pure PS and very anti-competitive.

That's why Dana White is so pisted at EA. He was a big Nfl2k5 Nut.