Gaming In Ghana and Beyond

Here in 2022, West Africa is primed for a gaming revolution. The gaming market across the continent has grown substantially in the past few years, and with new developments in hardware and gaming technologies on the horizon, we’ll soon see a massive shift in terms of how West Africans are playing games and the types of games they’re playing.  

In Ghana, in particular, the gaming market is expected to be worth the equivalent of $33 million US dollars by the end of 2023. With such substantial potential growth on the horizon, what does the present and future of gaming in Ghana look like?  

Mobile Gaming Surges Ahead 

Last decade, the vast majority of the African gaming audience was accessing games on consoles or PCs at their local cyber cafes. Then, as eSports began to pick up in popularity across the country, many gamers began searching for more accessible and cheaper ways to game. Enter the smartphone. 

Mobile gaming has experienced a massive uptake across Africa in general, with the number of gamers doubling over the past five years. Thanks to affordable hardware, cheap data connections, and the proliferation of different mobile gaming apps that are downloadable from app stores, mobile gaming has mass appeal to Ghanaians that is unlikely to diminish any time soon.