Gaming as a segment is fast becoming popular with the young and millennials hooked onto many games – whether on desktop/laptop or mobile phones – that have attained global following.
Many of the games that are popular worldwide, such as Fortnite, Valorant and Fortnite, Need for Speed and Forza, Call of Duty, Valorant and Fortnite, Need for Speed, Forza or Minecraft, BGMI. Freefire, PubG New State. Candy Crush, Ludo. Poker. Rummy.
A recent survey by MySmartPrice – a top gadget research website – revealed that while Call of Duty, Need for Speed, and Need for Speed were the most played laptop games in India respectively, battle royale titles like BGMI, Free Fire, and Need for Speed are popular choices among smartphone users.
The report titled ‘MSP Gaming Consumer Report’ analysed data from nearly 14,500 respondents though a majority of those were men — 94.4 per cent — with females accounting for only 5.6 per cent. Furthermore, 42.7 procent of respondents were aged 19-24 years old while 32.3 percent were 16-18 year olds.
It is interesting to note that 62.4 percent of respondents claimed they play their smartphone games multiple times per day, while 19.2 percent of respondents only play one time per day. Furthermore, 50% of respondents stated that they play smartphone apps for over 90 minutes per day. 26.7 percent of those who play for longer than three hours per day are among the most active.
“The distribution for use of laptops for gaming is much more even for our respondents as compared to smartphone gaming. About 22.6% of the respondents do not own laptops while 23.4% and 23.7% of the respondents play laptop games sometimes a week and multiple times a day respectively,” stated the report.
Around 30% of respondents stated that they play laptop games for longer than 90 minutes per day.
As a result, gaming consoles are not very popular. More than 41% of respondents did not have a console. Only 15.6% of those who own a console said they play it multiple times per day.
Realme and Samsung are the most popular smartphone brands among gamers. Vivo, Poco and IQOO follow closely behind Apple, oppo, Poco and IQOO. The top five laptop brands are HP, Asus and Dell, Lenovo, as well as Apple.
When deciding which brand of smartphone or laptop to buy, respondents cited the following features: high RAM size, battery backup, gaming capabilities, superior graphics card, and excellent gaming capability.
BoAt, an Indian audio brand, has emerged as the most popular brand of headphones among gamers.
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