Indian Gamers are showing a strong interest towards a career in gaming, according to The HP India Gaming Landscape Study 2022. The study covering over 2000 respondents across 14 Indian cities highlighted that gamers feel gaming offers good earnings prospects along with multiple career choices.
In the second edition of HP’s Gaming Study in India, PC remained the most preferred device for gaming. An overwhelming 68% of gamers voted for PC, as it offers better processors, design and graphics with immersive displays.
Another key reason driving gamers towards gaming is the possibility of their hobby becoming a career. Gaming is also considered as a source of entertainment & relaxation (92%), improving mental agility (58%) and socializing (52%).
HP India market Personal Systems Senior Director Vickram Bedi said, “As the gaming industry in India evolves, it is promising to see gaming being considered as a career option. The PC gaming landscape in India offers a tremendous opportunity for the youth and we, at HP, are committed to support gamers in their journey by providing knowledge, tools, and opportunities to up-skill and help them become better at their game through OMEN community initiatives.”
39% of mobile gamers are looking to migrate to a PC for gaming. Women gamers are on the rise in India. Women gamers are eyeing a career in gaming, turning their hobby into a profession (50%) and providing good earnings prospects (45%). According to the study, only 2% of respondents have received formal training in gaming.