As per a report published by HP India, women are more inclined to choose gaming as a career than men in South India. The HP India Gaming Landscape Report 2021 revealed that 84 per cent women are keener to go for a career in gaming as compared to 82 per cent men.
These conclusions are based on a survey of 1,500 people across 25 metros, tier-I, and II cities across India between March and April 2021. According to the survey, certain cities displayed higher affinity for gaming as a career option including Coimbatore-94 per cent, Hyderabad-90 per cent and Kochi -89 per cent.
Apart from gaming as a career option, 96 per cent women prefer gaming to reduce stress and induce positive feelings as compared to 94 per cent men. Besides relieving stress, women also believe that gaming can improve cognitive skills, and mental well-being and is the best source of relaxation and recreation, the survey highlighted.
The report highlighted that in the age of social distancing, gaming has in fact, provided an engaging distraction for people seeking social interaction. A whopping 93 per cent respondents believe that gaming helps in socialising with peers in the community and making new friends.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 23 July 2021, 11:51 AM IST
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