Indian games market grew by 16% in 2012, new report finds

Wednesday, 17th April 2013 09:51 GMT By Dave Cook

India’s games market enjoyed 16% growth in 2012, according to the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013.

MCV reports that console games were expected to be the country’s biggest hitter with a 28% rise, but actually only rose by 8% for the year, due to what the report called an overall sluggishness in the economy impacting both unit sales and attach ratios’.

The document also expects the Indian games industry to swell by a further 22% and generate Rs 42 billion – or $776m – by 2017. It expects a change in attitude among gamers in the region, as it expects console sales to dip further over the next five years as tablet and mobile gaming continue to rise.

Are you from India, do you feel that tablet and mobile gaming is gaining ground on the console market? If so, we’d love to hear from you below.



  1. ps4fanboy

    Tablets and smartphones gaming is definitely increasing.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. bhautikjoshi

    Console gaming is suffering from government policy ignorance, high retail pricing on game titles is hurting any remaining chance for console platform to grow. Recently I read news about local game software replication to be adopted on Playstation which has potential to bring prices down.

    Aggressive onslaught of “freeimium” games on both Android and iOS platform is driving mobile growth strategy, brands are getting conscious of in-game advertising opportunities, In parallel availability of budget 7 inch tablets has strengthend android platform’s potential to bring mobile gaming to masses.

    Mobile and Tablets promise to be the future of gaming in Indian market

    #2 2 years ago

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