I think that, compared to other types of games, more non-white people play fighting games than other sorts of games in North America. If you look at fan gatherings or competitions featuring MMO’s or FPSs, virtually everyone is caucasian; with fighting games that clearly isn’t the case.
So the point of this thread is to gather opinions as to why. Actually, a lot of you guys are probably in college as we speak, so some of you might be able to conduct some sort of sociological study into the racial composition of the fighting game demographic and perhaps study the factors that lead one group of people to be interested in, say, MMO’s, and another in Street Fighter.
I’m curious as to answers to these questions:
Do you believe the fighting game scene has more minorities than other types of gaming communities?
If you answered yes to 1), what factors do you think lead to this demographic situation?
I thought it had something to do with FG community born from non-white kids hanging out in arcades…white kids afraid of getting their bike/money stolen by non-white kids…and staying in their rooms playing PC games.