Online gaming in India - Statistics and facts

Published by Statista Research Department, Jul 19, 2019
The Indian mobile revolution has evolved drastically over the past couple of years. New insights regarding the impact of smartphones on various industries and customer segments are continuously being uncovered. In particular, the gaming industry is undergoing a massive evolution because of the mobile revolution. Investment from big players such as Alibaba, Tencent, Nazara and Youzu has led to the rapid growth of the Indian gaming industry.

The market value of the gaming industry in India is estimated to be around 71 billion Indian rupees in the year 2021. The number of employees working in the gaming industry across India is a clear indicator of the substantial growth of this industry. By 2022, the estimated number of employees in the gaming industry across India will be more than 40 thousand.

The growing youth population of India is helping the gaming industry in realizing its maximum potential. Approximately 55 percent of casual gamers and 66 percent of the heavy gamers across India are below 24 years old. Heavy gamers in India prefer using a mobile as a device for gaming over tablet or PC/laptops.

Mobile gaming in India is growing at a rapid rate due to the evolution and affordability of smartphones. The market value of mobile gaming in India is estimated to reach about 405 million U.S. dollars by 2022. The number of mobile phone gamers will be around 628 million by 2020 according to the forecast.

Computer and Console gaming play a huge part in the rapid growth of the gaming industry across the country. The market value of computer gaming in India is around 91.9 million U.S. dollars in 2018, while that of console gaming is around 222.6 million U.S. dollars during the same time period. Within the computer gaming industry, Electronic Arts had a market share of about 23.8 percent in the computer gaming industry across India in 2016.

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