India records 396 million gamers to become the second biggest gamer base worldwide

Year after year, the number is expected to skyrocket.

India records 396 million gamers to become the second biggest gamer base worldwide
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With 396.4 million players, India currently boasts the second-largest gaming population in the world.

Data from market research firm Niko Partners shows that India currently accounts for 50.2% of all gamers in the top 10 Asian nations.

The research titled 'The Asia-10 Games Market' said that "India is also the fastest expanding market with a 5-year growth rate of 21% for revenue."

As per Niko Partners, the Asia-10 PC and mobile gaming industry will be worth $35.9 billion in 2022, rising to $41.4 billion by 2026.

The IANS report added, "Gamers are increasing at a much faster rate than revenue. Niko Partners projects the Asia-10 PC and mobile gamers will total 788.7 million in 2022, reaching 1.06 billion in 2026."

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With 98.8% of all gamers in India using a mobile device, the country is largely a mobile gaming market. Additionally, 85% of the market's income comes from the mobile gaming sector, indicating that the great majority of Indian gamers choose to play and spend money on mobile games.

Additionally, 14.1 hours a week on average are spent playing games on mobile devices. India also offers the greatest percentage of mobile gamers in the Asia-Pacific 10 region, with users logging more than 5 hours of gaming time per week. With more people in the country making purchases, there is a corresponding rise in the tendency to pay.

The fastest-growing gaming markets in terms of both income and player count are India, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Over 77% of sales in the Asia-Pacific 10 area come from Japan and Korea, which are the most developed markets.