A new report from MoEngage has predicted that the Indian mobile gaming market will hit an $8.6 billion valuation by the 2027.

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With a current market value of only about $2.6 billion, this projected growth represents a significant boost. In the report itself, we see a number of trends, one of which is the popularity of social casino games and hyper-casual games over casual games.

Indian mobile gaming market

According to this report, the trend is also evident in terms of revenues: although revenues have changed for all three genres, social casino and hyper-casual games continue to grow, while casual games have dropped significantly in revenues.

India is projected to reach at least 630 million players on mobile and PC by 2026, it still echoes many of the other trends we are seeing. These are the popularity of real-money games and more casual genres.