Xsolla, the video game business engine that helps developers and publishers launch and operate games globally, has teamed up with Paytm Payment Gateway, India’s leading payments solutions provider, to bring gaming payments solutions to India.
Xsolla integrated Paytm’s Digital Wallet, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), and online banking payment solutions into its Pay Station platform. Video game developers and publishers can monetize their products in India giving them access to the massive gaming marketplace of more than 400 million gamers, second only to China’s playerbase.
“India has become one of the fastest-growing game economies in Asia, bringing in approximately $1.5 billion annually, with growth expected to nearly triple by 2024,” said Xsolla’s Head of Payments and Commerce, Anton Zelenin.
“Historically, India’s payments market has been dominated by cash, and is only now evolving to meet the demands of its increasingly smartphone-led online shopping culture. To sell successfully in this country, developers need access to multiple payment methods which can be complicated. This is where Xsolla brings value with our payment solutions to interface with pre-integrated local payment methods.”
Praveen Sharma, Sr Vice President – Paytm, added: “We are happy to partner with a global brand like Xsolla. The gaming industry in India has been on the upward growth trajectory over the past few years, and this is a trend that will continue in the coming times. The solutions that Xsolla is providing to the industry are path-breaking and we’re proud to be their payments partner in this journey.”
Any merchant seeking to sell in India requires a local entity and local bank account. The integration with Paytm Payment Gateway establishes Xsolla as the merchant of record for its clients, enabling them to bypass the time-consuming process. Xsolla is one of a select few services to offer India local payments for cross-border clients.
Xsolla is the world’s leading video game commerce company, with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the games industry. Since its founding in 2005, it has helped thousands of game developers and publishers of all sizes to promote and monetise their games globally and across multiple platforms. As an innovative leader in game commerce, Xsolla continues to solve the inherent complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetisation so their partners can grow audience, engagement, and revenue. Xsolla currently works with major gaming entities like Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games, Take-Two, KRAFTON, Nexters, NetEase, Playstudios, Playrix, miHoYo, and more.
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