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Free, it turns out, can be a great business.

When Shigenori Suzuki played video games in high school, he spent a few hundred dollars a year on titles like “Final Fantasy.” Now the 42-year-old Tokyoite plays free games including Sony Corp.’s “Fate/Grand Order” — but spends more overall. He forks over thousands of dollars a year for in-game extras like rare characters and special outfits.

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