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Gamer nations: Apps cash in on country-sized player populations

E3 comes back as Among Us and Fortnite boast more people than Indonesia or Pakistan

The online strategy game Among Us boasts 500 million monthly users. (Photo courtesy of Innersloth) 

TOKYO -- More than 10 video game titles boast at least 100 million users worldwide, opening up lucrative secondary markets for in-game purchases that are larger than most nations.

E3, one of the world's biggest gaming conferences hosted in the U.S., opened this weekend as a virtual event after canceling last year. Microsoft stole the show Sunday by announcing that hit title Among Us will be made available for download on Xbox consoles.

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