While some of the most popular eSports in the world are PC games like Starcraft II, League of Legends and DOTA2, The Nielsen Company has revealed some surprising news. According to their survery of gamers, only 35% of eSports fans in the United States are PC gamers.
According to the longtime surveyor, three of every four eSports fan play their games on console, and nearly half of all eSports fans are playing on an 8th generation machine, such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and/or Nintendo Wii U.
It's less surprising when the data from the survey also shows that eSports fans tend to skew younger, with an average age of 32 as opposed to the average age of 37 for all gamers. 57% of eSports gamers are 18 to 34 years old, constrasting with the 34% of the entire gaming population surveyed. They also tend to be exceedingly male, comprising 78% of the eSports population as opposed to the 54% of the general gaming population.
As for race, it's unsurprising that Asians comprise 11% of eSports fandom, as opposed to just 5% of the general US gaming population. The rest of the racial breakdown remains more or less the same as the general population.