With cutting-edge technology now available in smartphones, the mobile gaming sector is one of India’s fastest-growing areas, and it is expected to continue to grow in the future. In conjunction with the roll-out of 5G technology in devices that are already 5G-enabled, the whole landscape is poised to undergo a sea shift.
According to the most recent data released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India, India presently has over 430 million mobile gamers, with the figure expected to increase to 650 million by 2025. (IAMAI).
As the Indian gaming market grows in size and value, it is expected to reach $3.9 billion (in value) by 2025. Over 40% of dedicated mobile gamers are paying for their games, with an average monthly expenditure of Rs 230.
IAMAI Research on Launching 5G Technology
According to the IAMAI research, the pandemic has accelerated organic growth in digital gaming, with mobile app downloads increasing by 50% and user engagement increasing by 20% as a result of the outbreak.
With approximately 500 million smartphone users, India is presently the second-largest smartphone market in the world, after only China.
The gaming business in India has tremendous potential, and with the appropriate mix of talents and efforts, even emerging gamers from tier 3 or 4 cities may achieve national and international recognition in the coming years.
According to industry analysts, the introduction of the 5G data network would help to further expand the mobile gaming industry in India.
According to Sachin Kalantari, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm India, gaming has emerged as a popular source of entertainment as well as a tool for social and family contacts and interactions.
Kalantari on 5G Launching
“In addition, the introduction of 5G in India will amplify this momentum and improve gaming experiences by virtue of variables such as faster data rates and reduced latency, as well as technologies like as virtual reality and augmented reality. Many OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) have already introduced a range of 5G-enabled smartphones, tablets, and other devices in order to fulfil this forthcoming demand and match customer expectations as well “According to Kalantari, speaking to IANS.
India is one of the most important gaming marketplaces in the world, particularly among emerging nations. With more than 75% of the population under the age of 45, it is one of the most promising online gaming markets in the world right now.
As game creators put greater emphasis on producing more female- and child-centered games, the gaming community is predicted to grow by many folds as a result of more exposure and technological advances in the sector.
Large console and PC games are now being curated for mobile platforms, thanks to the tremendous growth in smartphone penetration in India. As a result of the rapid increase in smartphone penetration in the nation, Indian gaming is becoming more mobile-friendly. In addition, the sector is drawing investment, with approximately $1 billion in capital being committed in the sector in the previous six months alone.