Twenty Seven-year-old Christian Acevedo plays the video game 'Fortnite Battle Royale' from his home in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., on April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jillian Kitchener
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To see the storm that online video game "Fortnite" has unleashed on the world, just visit Jett Sacher in Brooklyn.Sacher's pay-as-you-go expenditure on dressing up his online avatar in the "free-to-play" game helped "Fortnite" take in an estimated $223 million from in-game purchases in March, according to Joost Van Dreunen at research firm SuperData.One big winner is Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd, which bought 48 percent of Epic in 2012 .Analysts say Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox and Sony's PS4 are also doing well, thanks to getting a slice of the in-game purchases and a boost in hardware for gaming.
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