A recent Consumer Study by Western Digital brought to attention some pain-points of the growing Indian Gaming Community

Gaming grew. And how! While India hasn’t been new to gaming, a lot of games & gamers are new in India. With a population this vast, India’s market will always present new consumers. The PUBG wave is a great example of games finding players in every nook & cranny of our huge country. The pandemic & subsequent lockdowns saw a large part of this population convert from ‘casual gamers’ to ‘serious gamers’ & some even went on to become ‘pro gamers’.

Western Digital conducted a consumer study last year, titled “Next-Gen Gamers’ Research”. The study found out that casual gamers are upgrading to PC Gaming pretty quickly but face few challenges which the study pointed out & have been listed below,

  • Excitement, fun, and challenge are the key motivators for PC gaming, however, more than half (57%) have cited slow storage as a key factor for poor game experience.
  • A majority of gamers responding to the survey also highlighted slow game loading (51%) and bandwidth issues (51%) as main pain points.
  • Slow storage remains the biggest bottleneck for fast game loading, gamers feel that RAM (52%), Graphics Card (43%), and Processor (41%) also have a role to play in the overall gaming experience.
  • The survey also shows that 59% of gamers have identified slow loading times as a primary reason for impacting their gameplay.
  • Two in every five gamers have made the unbearable decision of deleting their old titles due to running out of storage.
  • The survey found that, every three in five gamers store their game libraries within their PCs and every 3 in 10 gamers store more than 10 titles in their PCs.
  • Delving deeper into what qualifies as a great gaming experience, nearly 72% of serious gamers felt that quick load times were crucial.
  • 44% of gamers enjoyed games that loaded seamlessly, and 54% of gamers look for good quality graphics that offer a realistic gaming experience.
Western Digital has a host of storage options geared specifically towards gamers

Western Digital got this survey done specifically as part of their launch initiative for WD_BLACK, their latest portfolio of storage solutions, focused towards gaming. The product line includes the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, Western Digital’s first NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), which also comes in a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition. The series also offers the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card. They also offer portable gaming drives including the WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, which also has an Xbox compatible version and the P50 Game Drive SSD.

If you liked what you read, you can help me recover the cost of production by paying me a small token of ₹3. That’s $0.041. It’s not an obligation. It’s not compulsory. There’s never going to be a paywall. & never shall new content not be uploaded.

Why 3? I have an OCD! Plus I am weird.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s