The Personal Computer (PC) gaming market is perhaps the only silver lining in the struggling PC market, thanks to the ever-growing popularity of gaming and need for a bigger screen experience among the young Indian gamers.
The surge in online gaming can also be attributed to better Internet bandwidth, quality of gameplay, and advanced gaming devices by Original Equipment makers (OEMs) at competitive prices.
The origin of PC gaming can be traced back to 1952. OXO or Noughts and Crosses game was developed by AS Douglas in that year which simulates a game of noughts and crosses.
In 1996, the increasing popularity of Microsoft Windows simplified device driver and memory management, paving way for the success of 3D console titles such as ”Super Mario 64” and ”Tomb Raider”.
According to Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, the gaming market in India is slowly and steadily on the rise, driven by millennials, and playing not just on smartphones but on dedicated gaming laptops.
“Among gaming enthusiasts, PC gaming is seeing an uptake, primarily driven by accessibility, affordability and availability of significantly better games than before,” Ram told IANS.
Some of the best gaming laptops with advanced hardware, super smooth performance and top-notch internals to consider include the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS GX501 which costs Rs 298,990, the ACER PREDATOR HELIOS 500 which costs Rs 249,999, the HP OMEN X 2S which costs 209,990, and MSI GS65 STEALTH which costs Rs 204,000.
Source: Outlook India