|Fortnite more popular than TV for young people
Young people play the game Fortnite more than they watch TV, movies and streaming videos. The video streaming service Netflix said this. Gaming is becoming more popular with young people worldwide. TV is becoming less popular. Netflix said Fortnite was its biggest competitor. Fortnite is much more popular with young men. The American Economic Association said that between 2015 and 2017, men aged between 21 and 30 spent more time on gaming. They went from playing 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours. Their time spent watching TV, movies or streaming fell.
Netflix said it must do more to compete with Fortnite. It said Fortnite was a big challenge in "the global war for Internet users". Netflix said: "There are thousands of competitors in this market [trying] to entertain consumers." Fortnite is owned by the company Epic Games. It has 200 million users. Over 80 million people play the game each month. Fortnite is popular because its competitive version is free. Other parts of the game helped Epic to make $3 billion in profit last year. Epic has plans to make its own app and game store. This will be cheaper than Apple's and Google's.