India Will Soon Have 300 Million Gamers With More Local Developers

Dhir Acharya - Aug 25, 2020


India Will Soon Have 300 Million Gamers With More Local Developers

The gaming industry is growing fast in India with the number of gamers expected to cross the 300 million mark in 2020.

Over the past years, gaming has been growing strongly and is now a billion-dollar industry. People of all regions, genders, and ages can surely find a game that fits their interests and preference. The rise of gaming is probably the most apparent in India where the activity has had significant influences on how people spend their free time and money.

The gaming industry in India is rising on every front, including new title releases and online betting. Even more impressive, the number of Indian gamers is expected to cross the 300-million mark in the near future.

India expects to have 300 million gamers soon
India expects to have 300 million gamers soon

The growth of Indian gaming is largely attributed to the affordability and accessibility of gaming hardware in the country.

A 2017 report pointed out that the increase in mobile internet users would come hand in hand with an increase in data consumption due to the rising disposable income. As a result, young people who use the internet frequently and interact with others will become more and more involved in games.

The report also said that about 85 percent of games play online games using budget smartphones, posing a challenge for powerful desktop devices. In the coming years, technologies like virtual reality equipment will get cheaper for average gamers, making gaming more accessible.

Most youngsters are accessing online games using their phones
Most youngsters are accessing online games using their phones

Another major factor contributing to the growth of the Indian gaming industry is the change in the gaming culture in the country. In the coming years, it’s likely that there will be more and more titles created by local developers, integrated with regional languages and Indian culture.

India is in a period when it aims at directing more people to domestically content to help revolve its economy. The goal in 2017 was to have over 100 developers established.

India also hopes to attract more international investors in the gaming industry to the country. Paid ads, subscriptions, and in-app purchases will help add money to the gaming sector.

As of now, the majority of gaming users are males younger than 24 years. This, along with the Indian culture, means gaming is still in the early days, not as expansive as in Japan or the US. But it may become comparable in the coming years.

The number of gamers in India is expected to cross 300 million this year, showing how much potential the country holds in this emerging industry.

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