49.2 per cent of the population consider quitting their jobs in order to take up gaming as a regular profession.
According to a latest study, gamers in India are so hooked on to the games, that they are compromising on meals, sleep and social life while playing online games, and almost 49.2 per cent of the population consider quitting their jobs in order to take up gaming as a regular profession.
Not only this, gamers in India are now indulging in gaming for nearly seven hours each week; nearly 23.4 % players have also admitted that they have been playing for more than seven hours each week, and 11.4 % for more than 12 hours a week. This came out in a recent study titled “State of Online Gaming” by US-based cloud services provider Limelight Networks.
“The global gaming industry has evolved brilliantly, giving gamers increased access to a variety of video and mobile games,” said Ashwin Rao, Director, Limelight Networks, India.
This report also mentioned that 45 % of Indian gamers have conceded that they have missed sleep, 37 % admitted to have skipped a meal, 35 % missed out on spending time with friends or going on a date, and 24.2 % skipped work in order to only play games.
Also, mobile phones remain the most popular device for playing games in India, which is followed by PCs and tablets. This report was based on the responses from 500 gamers in India, aged 18 and above.
“Indians prefer to download games, with 90 % people finding the process of downloading video games frustrating,” the report said.
“To support the continued growth of the gaming industry, game operators need to evaluate the state of their content delivery platform to overcome the challenges of latency, especially for online games,” Rao further added.
The report specifically mentions that the time gamers have been spending playing games has become a real impediment in their lifestyle, social activities and career aspirations.