The Indian government on 2nd September, 2020 had decided to ban 118 more Chinese Apps including PUBG. When everyone is talking about alternatives and negativity that comes with PUBG, let’s talk about how PUBG has helped in growing the Indian Gaming Industry. There are currently 33 active million users in India as of date with 100+ million downloads only on Android devices.
Growth of Indian Gaming Industry
As per a report by the KPMG-Indian Federation of Sports Gaming, the internet gaming business remained at Rs 2,000 crore in FY 2013-14. This expanded to Rs 4,400 crore in FY 2017-18. From FY 2017-18 to 2022-23, its profit will increment by 22 percent every year to Rs 11,900 crore. The all out number of gamers and game advancement organizations expanded to 25 crores in the year 2018, expressed the report.
PUBG represents 24 percent of all game downloads and has earned in-application income worth $28 million since July 2019. The gaming business is worth $100 Billion+ universally. Indian gaming industry has seen its ascent and fall however the dispatch of celebrated multiplayer games like Ludo King and PUBG has made ready for some such games later on.
Ludo King began the furor for multiplayer portable gaming and with PUBG, Pochinki turned into the most visited place by Indians at any rate for all intents and purposes. Post the dispatch of PUBG, there has been a 8-10X ascent in versatile game downloads and dynamic portable gaming populace arriving at 200 Million+ in India and is relied upon to arrive at 450 Million+ by 2021 but unfortunately this rise has come to a full stop.
The ascent of PUBG in India additionally prompted the expansion in consciousness of the Indian gaming populace about different well known and incredible versatile games like Fortnite Battle Royale, Age of Empires, DOTA and so on. Up to that point, Counter-Strike 1.6 and FIFA have been the main multiplayer games in India.
Indirect Revenues from PUBG
The E-Commerce industry has been the greatest champ for the ascent of PUBG in India. Many driving web based business players have taken advantage of this PUBG fever and began selling PUBG related product and gaming gear. The expression which read “Aao Kabhi Haveli mein” preceding PUBG dispatch in India has now been reproduced to “Aao Kabhi Pochinki Mein”.
Chicken Dinner is presently noticeable more on T-shirts instead of on the eating table. Internet business industry has likewise been a significant supporter of the ascent of PUBG rage in India. It’s tied in with being in the perfect spot at the perfect time.
Source of Income for Indian Gamers
One thing PUBG has revolutionized is that there is a steady source of income for good players. Many gamers were sponsored by MNCs and internet giants. E-sports did became a thing online. Local gamers too came up with numerous events within their community. Various streaming on YouTube and super-chat garnered more revenues for gamers. Even Tanmay Bhat began streaming live on YouTube while playing PUBG only.
Famous PUBG players like Mortal, Scout, Dynamo and so many others and clans were doing great but unfortunately they have to look for an alternative in order to survive in the Indian Gaming.
India’s internet gaming industry, which was worth $29 million in 2016, will reach $1 billion by 2021 and will include 19 million gamers. The expanding entrance of minimal effort cell phones in provincial and urban regions is especially adding to the development of the gaming business. Income from this industry are evaluated through in-application buys, pay-per-download, membership administration and in-application publicizing.
With PUBG ban, the indsutry has been hit enormously and the expectation to reach a $1 billion in 2021 is into questioning.