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PlayStation, PCs and M&A: Sony goes all-in on esports

Japanese group sets sights on nearly 500m global fans of competitive gaming

Sony Group agreed to buy, a platform that hosts esport tournaments for Fortnite and other popular games. (Photo by Hiromi Sato)

TOKYO -- When it comes to reaching fans of competitive video gaming, Sony Group has more than one angle on the action.

Over the past two years, the Japanese electronics and entertainment group has made a push into esports -- whose audiences can rival those of athletic events and concerts, with its PlayStation system, hardware for personal computers and smartphones, and tournaments.

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