Hyderabad: Are you one of those avid gamers who believe that gaming is a viable career option and is also a big stress reliever? Then worry not, you are not alone. More than 90 per cent of Hyderabadis also believe so.
A study conducted by HP India on the Gaming Landscape found out that while 99 per cent respondents in Hyderabad believe gaming is a stress reliever, 90 per cent respondents displayed a higher affinity for gaming as a career option. Not just this, Hyderabad is also home to serious gamers as about 48 per cent of them are willing to spend more than Rs 1 lakh on buying a gaming PC.
The report also highlighted that there is a growing preference among women for gaming as a career option when compared to their male counterparts, particularly in South India. About 84 per cent of women expressed desire to pursue gaming as a career, followed by 82 per cent of male respondents.
According to the HP study, 94 per cent respondents across South India agree that gaming helps reduce stress and induce positive feelings.
Women are leading this tectonic shift in perceptions around gaming in recent times calling it out as a key to relieve stress, improve cognitive skills and mental well being. 94 per cent of female respondents believe that gaming is the best source of relaxation and recreation, as compared to male respondents (92 per cent).
As per the survey, Hyderabad (99 per cent), Chennai (97 per cent) and Coimbatore (94 per cent) are more accepting of gaming as a stress reliever. In total, 1,500 respondents completed the survey between March and April 2021, across 25 Metros, Tier-1, and Tier-2 cities across India.
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