Gaming Is Becoming Serious Business In India

CIOL: This article gives a good overview of Indian gaming market – all mobile, online and console/PC.
The Indian gaming market is expected to touch $50 million (mobile gaming not included) by 2005, throwing open a huge opportunity for vendors to tap into this emerging industry. A main growth driver for the industry is the emergence of new gaming platforms like online gaming (broadband) and mobile (wireless) gaming. The increase in PC penetration is also one of the main drivers behind a swell in the Indian gaming population.
According to Nasscom, apart from the games that are computer and console based, a relatively new segment is the massively multi-player on-line games (MMOG), which has been a highly successful business model in Asia. MMOG enables hundreds or thousands of players to simultaneously interact in a game via the Internet.