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Netflix sales and subscribers soar 150% in Asia over 2 years

Region marked biggest growth area for US video streamer amid struggles at home

Netflix recently hosted an animation event in Japan, where the company has seen a significant increase in subscribers. (Photo by Hideki Shinohara)

NEW YORK -- U.S. video streaming giant Netflix has seen sales and subscribers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East skyrocket over the past two years, despite struggling at home.

Regional data disclosed by the company covering the first quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2019 revealed Asian sales hitting $382 million and paid subscribers at 14.48 million -- a 150% increase from two years ago.

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