Hewlett Packard (HP) recently released a replacement study that reveals 37% of mobile gamers are keen on shifting to PC for a more enhanced gaming experience. The study also revealed that 89% of gamers are of the opinion that PC offers a far better gaming experience.
HP conducted a survey in India with 1500 respondents. The survey was administered during March-April 2021. The respondents were from 25 cities across India, majorly metro cities, Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. The respondents represented the socio-economic classes (SEC) of A1, A2, and A3, and belonged to the 15-40 years age bracket. All the respondents, 72% males, and 28% females, were action and adventure gamers on PCs and smartphones.
The study also highlighted that 84% of female respondents were willing to require up a career in gaming, as against 80% of the male respondents. 91% of generation X respondents were more likely to settle on a gaming career compared to 88% of Gen Z. Additionally, 84% of respondents within the Tier-2 cities would choose a gaming career as compared to the 78% respondents from the metro cities.
Vickram Bedi, Sr. Director, Personal Systems HP India said, “PC Gaming is now a worldwide phenomenon, and career opportunities within the industry are immense. this is often an enormous opportunity for India to form a mark on the worldwide stage. It also showcases the immense value that a PC device brings with its capabilities.”
The report also delivered to light how quite 92% of gamers agreed to the very fact that gaming helps reduce stress, work or study pressure and also helps develop positive feelings. 91% believe that gaming helps socialize and make new friends, while an identical number of respondents also said that gaming helps improve attention and concentration. Over a 3rd of mobile gamers want to shift to a private computer, consistent with a replacement study by HP. More women over men (58% and 52% respectively) would like PCs in their choice of gaming instrument. Over 90% of the over 1,500 respondents said that they view gaming as a viable career option, a trend led by women.
The HP India Gaming Landscape Report 2021 revealed that 89% respondents believe that a PC offers a far better gaming experience than a smartphone. Four out of ten, or 37% gamers indicated that they might migrate to a PC for a far better gaming experience. In India, where PC penetration is restricted compared to mobile phones, this represents an incredible growth opportunity for the PC gaming industry.
“With people spending longer reception, gaming has seen a dramatic rise, as consumers look to seek out new avenues for entertainment, stress release and social connect…. the shift from mobiles to PCs by gamers clearly represents a huge business opportunity for HP. Gaming is among the fastest-growing segments in our PC portfolio and that we expect to continue this momentum…,” said Ketan Patel, director of HP India Market.
This was led by millennials and Gen Z respondents (70%), also as by casual and enthusiast gamers (75%). the first reasons were better processing speed, display and sound.
Among the various demographics, women, GenZ, respondents from Western India, and Tier 2 towns have a high affinity for gaming as a career.
“PC Gaming is now a worldwide phenomenon, and career opportunities within the industry are immense. This not only represents an enormous opportunity for India to shine on the worldwide stage but also highlights the immense value that the PC brings as a device, with its all-around capabilities,” said Vickram Bedi, Sr. Director, Personal Systems HP India Market.
Apart from gaming, survey respondents highlighted entertainment (54%), photo / video editing (54%) and graphic design (48%), as other key tasks that they performed on their PCs – highlighting the flexibility of PCs with gaming capabilities.
PC gaming is additionally emerging as a stress buster and a tool to attach with friends and family, especially during the pandemic. Over 92% respondents said that gaming helps relieve work or study pressure while 91% said that it fosters better peer-level socialising and helps boost attention.
The study was conducted across 1,500 respondents between March and April 2021 across 25 Metros, Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities across India.