HP polled approximately 2000 people in 14 cities this year (Tier-1 and Tier-2). 75 percent of the 2000 (2010) respondents were male, with the remainder being female between the ages of 18 and 40.
Women gamers are on the rise in India, with many considering gaming a full-time career, according to the HP India Gaming Landscape Study 2022. According to the most recent internal study shared with India Today Tech, 69% of those polled prefer PCs for gaming over smartphones because the former has better processors, design, and displays. This is HP's second study on gaming in India, and the findings are very similar to those from last year's report. This year, HP polled approximately 2000 people in 14 cities (Tier-1 and Tier-2). 75% of the 2000 (2010) respondents were male, with the remainder being female between the ages of 18 and 40. Respondents were a mix of PC and mobile phone users (60%).
Out of 502 female respondents (2010), 39% told HP that 'gaming cannot be considered as a career option,' while 29% and 27% believe that gaming can be considered as a career. According to the HP India Gaming Landscape Study 2022, 5% of respondents said they are 'not sure.'
The 2022 edition, like the previous year's, shows that the majority of respondents prefer gaming on PCs. The report makes no mention of the proportion of HP Omen gaming laptop owners in India. 82% believe that PCs provide more gaming options, and 70% believe that they provide a better gaming experience. 57% of respondents said PCs allow for more external peripherals.
It is also stated that gaming is "considered as a source" of entertainment and relaxation (92%), improving mental agility (58%), and socialising (52 per cent).
"The PC gaming landscape in India offers a tremendous opportunity for the youth," said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director of Personal Systems at HP India market, in a release. "We, at HP, are committed to supporting gamers in their journey by providing knowledge, tools, and opportunities to upskill and help them become better at their game through Omen community initiatives."
In recent years, HP rival Asus has released high-end PCs and gaming smartphones under the ROG series. HP releases premium laptops under the Omen series, but the company has yet to release a high-end gaming smartphone.
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