Though still in a nascent stage, the online gaming industry in India is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2021 from the current $360 million – a growth rate of 20 percent – with the online gamers community reaching 310 million by 2021, a Google-KPMG report. Also Read - Google announces six new Android features, which will roll out this yearAlso Read - Google Workspace now available for everyone, including free Google account owners
There has been a 117 percent spike in searches for online games by Indians, offering huge potential for developers, said the report titled “Online Gaming in India: 2021”. The report is based on a primary qualitative and quantitative research executed by global market research firm Nielsen that covered over 3,000 respondents across 16 geographies.
The respondents were in the age group of 18-55 years who own smartphones and tablets/laptop/PC with internet connection. The report provided a detailed overview of the online gaming industry in India, its potential growth, the challenges and growth opportunities for developers. ALOS RAED: 536 million Indians to access the internet in regional languages by 2021: Google-KPMG report
The report also highlighted the consumer insights in terms of demographics and their gaming preference, their usage and spending patterns.