The market value of the gaming industry in India was around 62 billion Indian rupees in 2019 and was estimated to go up to over 250 billion rupees by 2024. The number of new job opportunities in the country's gaming industry is a clear indicator of the constant evolution of this sector. By 2022, the estimated number of employees within the market would be over 40 thousand.
As the country with the largest youth population in the world, India is embracing the new generation's interests in digital sports and entertainment. Approximately 55 percent of casual gamers and 66 percent of the heavy gamers across India were seen to be below 24 years old in 2016. Of these, the heavy gamers simply preferred to use their mobile phones as gaming devices instead of the traditional desktops or even laptops.
Mobile gaming in the country is growing at a rapid rate due to development and affordability of smartphones. The market value of mobile gaming in India was estimated to reach about 405 million U.S. dollars by 2022. The number of mobile phone gamers was anticipated to be around 628 million by 2020 according to the forecast.
Computer and console gaming has played a huge part in shaping up the gaming industry across the country in the last two decades. The market value of computer gaming was estimated to be around 96 million U.S. dollars in 2019, while that of console gaming was around 240 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 2016.