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

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As gaming goes mainstream, 56 percent of female gamers now consider gaming as a full-time or part-time career option, a study said on Thursday. Among female gamers considering a career in gaming, 45 percent would turn their hobby into a profession and 45 percent believe gaming has good earning potential.

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

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

PC is the most preferred device for gaming as 68 per cent gamers voted for PC as it offers better processor, design and graphics along with immersive display, said the study.

“The PC gaming landscape in India offers a tremendous opportunity for the youth and we, at HP, are committed to supporting gamers in their journey by providing the knowledge, tools and opportunities to help them step up their game through the Omen community initiative. help you become better. Vikram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India Market said.

The benefits of PC gaming are also persuading mobile gamers to switch as 39 percent of mobile gamers are looking to migrate to PC for gaming.

As per the study, only 2 per cent of the respondents have received formal training in gaming. While most gamers rely on personal skill enhancement to upgrade their gaming performance, 32 percent follow a gaming star to enhance their skills.

“The strong preference for PC gaming represents a massive business opportunity for us. We are focused on engineering the best experiences based on user insights to enable a holistic and enhanced gaming ecosystem in India.”

– IANS

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