The Indian mobile gaming market is expected to garner revenue as high as $1.1B by 2020, business intelligence and analyst firm App Annie says in its new report.
The ‘Mobile Gaming on the Rise in India — Market Intensifies as Gamer Population Surges’ report says that between Q2 2014 and Q2 2016, game downloads in India more than doubled, with usage rising too. In addition, app store revenue from games posted 80% growth in India between Q2 2014 and Q2 2016.
78% of India’s internet access is now via mobile, which has enabled mobile gaming to surge throughout the country. The report says that game developers’ immersive strategy is driving increased app usage in India, with India publishers incorporating multiplayer and social functionalities or tapping into cultural habits and activities to create hit games.
The report projects app store revenue for games in India to grow at a CAGR of 87% to reach as high as $1.1 billion by 2020.
You can download the full report here.