Popular hardware manufacturers HP recently unveiled the second edition of The HP India Gaming Landscape Study 2022, which delves deep into current key trends in the region.
The study offers interesting insights into the Indian gaming and esports industry, with details about the interests and wishes of over 2000 respondents from 14 cities who participated in it. The participating group had a 75/25 male to female ratio, with around 60% of them being PC gamers, with the rest being mobile gaming fanatics.
One of the biggest revelations from the report talks about the gaming experience on mobile and PC, with nearly 68% believing the latter to be better. This is largely in part due to the better games on offer for PC compared to mobile, which was agreed upon by 82% of the respondents.
The study further showcased that nearly 40% of players are also looking to migrate to PC from mobile gaming. Other than that, around 38% of participants also want to upgrade their PC for a better gaming experience.
Gaming as a career option for many
From the 2000+ respondents in the study, a third of the members believed that they could pursue gaming as a career, with another third considering it to be a part-time option.
When it comes to the different career options, around half of the study preferred being a gamer over other professions like being an influencer, streamer, animator and more.
When it comes to women in gaming, most women don’t see it as a career option. However, nearly 30% of female participants believe it to be a viable choice.
Other than that, India continues to be on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to training gamers, as the study featured 98% of respondents who never received any formal training in the games they play.