82 percent of the Indian gaming population plays games for 10 hours a week.
In YouTube games, India is at number three in terms of awareness and fifth in engagement. When compared to YouTube, gaming is also done on Facebook and Twitter. But there this number is 12-12 per cent.
- Last Updated:November 14, 2020, 1:09 PM IST
82 percent of the Indian gaming population plays games for 10 hours a week. Apart from this, 16 percent people play the most games and they play games for more than 10 hours. According to YouGov’s white paper titled eGaming and Esports: The Next Generation, “The online gaming industry in India is a booming business, evolving into competitive games and professional gaming. Active gamers, gaming and eSports industry in India The growing community is expected to boom in the coming years.
India ranks among the 10 gaming countries of the worldIndia now ranks among the top 10 gaming countries in the world in 24 surveyed markets. Nicole Pike, YouGov’s global sector head of eSports and Gaming, said that this year has also highlighted how quickly things can change in the gaming ecosystem. This makes it difficult for advertisers and sponsors to know what, when and how to spend wisely for e and gaming.
Many people play games on YouTube as well
The percentage of gamers in India is equal to America (71 percent) and Australia (72 percent). However it is still proportionately lower in Southeast Asian countries. The major markets for console gamers are Hong Kong (32 per cent), Spain (29 per cent), America (28 per cent), UK (28 per cent) and Australia (27 per cent). Apart from playing games, watching them on YouTube has also become a different trend. Games on YouTube are very popular. They do not have such popularity on any other platform of competition.
Games are also played on Facebook and Twitter
India is at number three in YouTube gaming and fifth in engagement. When compared to YouTube, gaming is also done on Facebook and Twitter. But there this number is 12-12 per cent. According to the report, Indians are more likely to join these competitions. Once they know about them, the future of eSports can be bright in the country.