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EA's 'Apex Legends' tops 'Fortnite' record with 25 million signups in a week

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By Akanksha Rana(Reuters) - Shares of Electronic Arts Inc jumped 8.5 percent on Tuesday after the videogame maker said it signed up 25 million players for its new battle royale game "Apex Legends" in a week, setting it up for a showdown with Epic Games' wildly popular "Fortnite".EA is hoping to reproduce the success of "Fortnite", which blends the "The Hunger Games" movie trilogy and "Minecraft" video game and has developed a huge following with teenagers and older gamers.EA owns iconic games such as "FIFA", "Need for Speed" and "Battlefield" and launched "Apex Legends" last week in efforts ...

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:00 IST
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