Gaming Industry

Opportunities India

With one of the world’s largest youth population, India is poised to become one of the world’s leading markets in Gaming Sector. Currently valued at USD 890 million, the Indian Gaming Industry is estimated for the annual growth rate of 14.3 per cent with mobile Gaming taking the lead at 71% share. The growth is driven by rising younger population, higher disposable incomes, introduction of new gaming genres, and the increasing number of smartphone and tablet users.

With a growing consumer base and e-commerce solutions in place, the Indian game developer ecosystem will have ample opportunity to innovate and provide compelling content with social and cultural context, which is key in engaging the Indian consumer. With experience outsourcing, QA testing and developing products combined with availability of creative talent, advanced technology and low-cost, Indian markets provide the best opportunity for collaboration and development work.

Advantage India

  • World's largest youth population
  • World's second largest Internet population
  • Availability of creative talent
  • Huge skills base across IT, Testing and Arts
  • World-class infrastructure and advanced technology
  • Presence of big development centres like Microsoft, Nvidia, UbiSoft, Zynga, Electronic Arts, Disney, Playdom, Sony, Digital Chocolate, etc.

Quick glance at gaming sector in India

  • Mobile Gaming to cross USD 571 million by 2016 at 134.5% CAGR between 2013-2016 leading to 22.8 percent CAGR growth with 208.2 million mobile game users
  • Mobile games and app market projected to be worth USD 400 million by 2016
  • Estimated at USD 744 million in 2014 the Animation / VFX industry is expected to grow at CAGR 16.3%
  • The PC gaming segment is estimated at USD 59.7 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 16.8% to touch USD 130.0 million in 2019
  • Cyber Café Market Is currently estimated at 3000 cafes of which 1500 have 5 or more machines dedicated to games
  • 95% are mobile centric games
  • Growing focus on the 'kids genre'
  • Arcade style games are one of the most popular genres, followed by puzzle and racing genre
  • Gaming based on famous hyped events like Kaun Banega Crorepati,, IPL, Khel Kabaddi, etc.