1 in 2 Indian women now consider gaming as a career option

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS): As gaming becomes mainstream, 56 percent of female gamers now view gaming as a full-time or part-time career option, according to a survey on Thursday.

Female gamers have a career in gaming in mind, make their hobby their profession (50 percent) and offer good income prospects (45 percent).

While becoming a gamer remains the most preferred, other options such as becoming an influencer or a gaming software developer also interest them, according to the second edition of ‘HP India Gaming Landscape Study 2022’.

Gaming is also considered a source of entertainment and relaxation (92 percent), improving mental agility (58 percent) and sociability (52 percent).

PCs remained the most preferred device for gaming, with 68 percent of gamers voting for PCs, as it offers better processors, design and graphics with immersive screens, the study said.

“The PC gaming landscape in India presents a tremendous opportunity for the youth and we, at HP, are committed to supporting gamers on their journey by providing knowledge, tools and opportunities to hone their skills and help them get better in their game through OMEN community initiatives,” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India Market.

The benefits of PC gaming are also convincing mobile gamers to switch, as 39 percent of mobile gamers want to migrate to a PC for gaming.

According to the survey, only 2 percent of respondents have formal training in gaming. While most gamers rely on personal skills to improve their gaming performance, 32 percent follow a gamer to improve their skills.

“The strong preference for PC gaming represents a huge business opportunity for us. We remain focused on developing best-in-class experiences based on user insights to enable a holistic and cutting-edge gaming ecosystem in India,” said Bedi.

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