Indonesia stands out as the largest gaming market in Southeast Asia, thanks to the rapid development of mobile gaming and esports. In 2021, the Indonesian gaming market reached a valuation of around USD 1.92 billion, placing it as a promising leader in Southeast Asia.
Moreover, esports in Indonesia has significant achievement potential and encourages the growth of the creative industry. Several well-known Indonesian esports teams that became world champions such as EVOS, ONIC, RRQ, and Bigetron have made achievements in the global arena.
Jakpat conducted a survey to find out the behavior and habits of gamers in Indonesia. The report involving 1191 respondents shows what devices, genres, considerations, and subscriptions gamers are divided into four topics: mobile gaming, PC/laptop gaming, console gaming, and esports. The respondents were also divided into two personas, namely active and casual. Active gamers tend to allocate special time to play games with a minimum duration of 3 hours per session. Meanwhile, casual gamers are more flexible in playing games with a maximum playing duration of 2 hours per session.
The survey results stated that 93% of respondents consisting of Millennials and Gen Z are mobile gamers, 38% are PC/laptop gamers, and 25% are console gamers.
Active gamers are dominated by men with a percentage of 54% while casual gamers are mostly women (68%). Regarding generation, more than 50% of Millennials and Gen Z arecasual gamers.
Gaming Trends in Indonesia
Most mobile gamers are casual gamers with a percentage of 55%. Conversely, more active gamers in the PC/laptop gamer category (61%) and console gamers (66%). This suggests that PC/laptop and console gamers should be more engaged with the games they play, as they tend to have longer gaming sessions.
In terms of devices, as many as 55% of mobile gamers use mid-end smartphones. Just like mobile gamers, 4 out of 5 console gamers use the same device category. Meanwhile, most PC/laptop gamers use low-end devices (45%).
Esports Trends in Indonesia
Gamers engage in esports by actively playing esports-themed games and following trends in the esports industry. Active gamers engage more in such activities compared to casual gamers.
Gamers have a positive view of the future of esports in Indonesia because they believe that it will have a beneficial impact on the country’s economy. They are optimistic about the growth and development of esports in Indonesia and are looking forward to its expansion and potential in the country.
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