Better be careful, smartphone manufacturers. A recent study by the PC manufacturer HP found that 70% of Indian gamers prefer playing games on personal computers over those on mobile devices.
There are three basic causes for the huge percentage skew. Compared to other gaming platforms, a PC is more adaptable and customizable, delivers a better user experience with specialised hardware built to maximise performance for the toughest games, and supports a wider range of external peripherals.
“The strong preference for PC gaming represents a massive business opportunity for us. We remain focused to engineer the best experiences based on user insights to enable a holistic and advanced gaming ecosystem in India,” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India.
The study discovered that while 39% of Indian women gamers perceive gaming as a professional opportunity, 39% still don’t think it’s a good alternative. 27 percent of respondents feel it is an excellent part-time job, while 5% are unsure of their opinion. 56 percent of people believe it to be a viable option to a natural professional path overall.
“As the gaming industry in India evolves, it is promising to see gaming being considered as a career option,” said Bedi.
Two percent of the respondents were gaming industry experts. Up to 32% of them learned by imitating a well-known gaming streamer or celebrity.
In addition, 58 percent of respondents said they thought playing video games helped them be more mentally agile, and 52 percent said they used them to socialise.
In terms of job prospects, 53% of respondents indicate that gaming is their top choice, while 20% wish to play an influential role in the sector. 18% of voters selected careers in the creation of video game software, while 8% selected streaming. 2% of voters selected animation as their top option.
In 14 Tier-1 and Tier-2 Indian cities, a total of 2,010 respondents participated in the study. 25 percent of respondents in the 18 to 40 age range were women, compared to 75 percent of respondents who were men.