The video game Fortnite is more popular than television, movies and streaming videos young people. This is according to the video streaming service Netflix. Gaming is becoming more and more popular young people worldwide. TV viewing is becoming less popular. Netflix said Fortnite was now more a competitor than HBO - another popular streaming company. Fortnite is much more popular young men. A study the American Economic Association found that between 2015 and 2017, men aged 21 and 30 spent more time gaming. Their playing rose 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours, while time spent watching TV, movies or streaming fell.
Netflix said it must do more to compete Fortnite. It said the video game was a big challenge "the global war Internet users' attention". Netflix said: "We compete , and lose to, Fortnite....There are thousands competitors this market [trying] to entertain consumers." Fortnite is owned the company Epic Games. It has 200 million registered users. More than 80 million people log to play the game each month. Fortnite is so popular because the game's competitive version is free to play. However, other parts the game helped Epic Games to make $3 billion profit last year. Epic has plans to build its own app and game store that will be cheaper than Apple's and Google's.