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Online gaming becomes fourth-largest segment in Indian M&E sector; reaches INR 135 billion mark – FICCI-EY Report 2023

Thanks to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian gaming scenario has observed positive growth as many opted gaming to pass their time in that duration. Since then there’s no going back, it is one of those industries which is on constant rise from all aspects. Online gaming and esports have observed unprecedented growth in the last two years and people are choosing gaming as a full-time profession. The recent FICCI-EY Media and Entertainment report 2023 ‘Windows of Opportunity’ states that online gaming in India can grow to INR 231 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 20 per cent over four years. 

Here are the key findings of the FICCI-EY Report: 

Overall online gaming growth

Online gamers

Casual gaming


Regulatory environment

The stance of different Indian states on online gaming:

Future outlook

As per the data stated, it seems there’s no stoppage to the online gaming sector and growth is guaranteed.

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