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Over 25% of Steam Users are using Windows 10 64-bit

Over 25% of Steam Users are using Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 10 is already more popular than any Linux or Mac OS on Steam

Over 25% of Steam Users are using Windows 10 64-bit

 

Windows 10 has already proven itself to be the most popular Windows OS' to date, receiving wider adoption within it's first few months than any other previous version of Windows. 

In Steam's September hardware Survey Valve found that over 27.6% of total Steam users are using the new OS, with 26.4% using the 64-bit version and 1.01% using the 32-bit version. 

This places Windows 10 as the second most popular Windows OS on steam, behind Windows 7 64-Bit which has a 36.32% share of Steams userbase. This is only 10% higher than Windows 10, so if Windows 10's Growth continues at this rate it may be the top OS on Steam early next year.

One noteworthy change is that this month the total percentage of users on Windows has declined by 0.32%, with both Linux and Mac OS receiving growth, though this result is only a small improvement and is likely an anomaly. We will continue to monitor these results over the next few months. 

 

Over 25% of Steam Users are using Windows 10 64-bit

 

  

With such widespread adoption in only over 3 months there is no doubt that Windows 10's popularity will continue to grow, especially as DirectX 12 games and applications become available. Right now adoption of Windows 10 has notably slowed, with the growth of windows 10 64-bit on steam growing by only 2.64% compared to last months 7.60%.  

With over a quarter of Steam users using Windows 10 building games with DirectX 12 in mind looks like a good idea for developers, or at least not as bad of an idea as with the early days of other Microsoft API's. So far Windows 10 has increased it's market share on steam by around +10% each month consistently, so it is expected that Windows 10 may even be able become more popular than Windows 7 by the end of the year. 

 

You can join the discussion on Window's 10's adoption by gamers on the OC3D Forums

 

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02-11-2015, 05:55:33

AverageNinja
I'm definitely one of them. I find Windows 10 a lot better than Windows 8. I do think it's cool to see that most gamers are still running Windows 7.Quote

02-11-2015, 06:37:45

shambles1980
pc gamesrs say consoles hold back pc gaming. but i do think people not moving over to wndows 10 does not help any thing at all either.Quote

02-11-2015, 07:07:00

DarthDudo
Quote:
Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
pc gamesrs say consoles hold back pc gaming. but i do think people not moving over to wndows 10 does not help any thing at all either.
Would you mind elaborating on your opinion? Quote

02-11-2015, 07:20:09

remember300
Quote:
Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
pc gamesrs say consoles hold back pc gaming. but i do think people not moving over to wndows 10 does not help any thing at all either.
Well when all of the toys for my PC dont work as well or are not supported right now, that is stopping me move over. If i want to unplug my hotas i dont want to have to hard reset everytime.

Win 7 has no problems win 10 terrible. I know its only small but alot of gamers who are "holding" things back have alot of older things they want to still use and cant justify either buying new as it still works or cant afford it (i know win 10 is a "free" upgrade).

Its still only 64 bit and hardly any games if any fully support Direct X12 so whats the issue right now...

consoles have only just caught up to 64bit OS we have to let them feel semi decent before we destroy them again Quote

02-11-2015, 07:28:41

shambles1980
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Originally Posted by DarthDudo View Post
Would you mind elaborating on your opinion?
game dev for dx 12 and other features would be more prevalent if every one was on windows 10..
the larger the market that can utilize a feature the more likley it is to be implemented.
if those features would improve efficiency but cant be forced on as it would alienate to much of the market, then that market is holding back progress..

Quote:
Originally Posted by remember300 View Post
Well when all of the toys for my PC dont work as well or are not supported right now, that is stopping me move over. If i want to unplug my hotas i dont want to have to hard reset everytime.

Win 7 has no problems win 10 terrible. I know its only small but alot of gamers who are "holding" things back have alot of older things they want to still use and cant justify either buying new as it still works or cant afford it (i know win 10 is a "free" upgrade).

Its still only 64 bit and hardly any games if any fully support Direct X12 so whats the issue right now...

consoles have only just caught up to 64bit OS we have to let them feel semi decent before we destroy them again
as for peripherals..
i dont have a single thing that worked on windows 7 that wont work on windows 10.. what do you have that wont work on 10 but will work on 7?Quote
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