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Over 32% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

Over 32% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

Over 32% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

Over 32% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

 

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 December hardware Survey Valve found that almost 33% of all Steam users are using the new OS, with 31.55% using the 64-bit version and 1.22% 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 34.30% share of Steams userbase, a lead which is decreasing by the month. This is only 1.6% higher than Windows 10, so if Windows 10's Growth continues at this rate it may be the top OS on Steam next month.

  

Over 32% of Steam Users are using Windows 10

 

  

With such widespread adoption in only over 5 months there is no doubt that Windows 10's popularity will continue to grow, especially as DirectX 12 games and applications become available. 

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 each month consistently, so it is expected that Windows 10 may even be able become more popular than Windows 7 within the next two months. 

One other noteworthy statistic from the hardware survey is the dominance of Nvidia GPUs, with Nvidia holding 54.61% market share on Steam and AMD/ATI holding a mere 26.23%, which is less than half of Nvidia's share. Intel Integrated GPUs hold 18.66% of the market. 

 

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

 

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02-01-2016, 08:02:29

jimma47
Or... 34% of Steam users are still on four year old O/S's and they like it and it works pretty well.

No hate - I'm on ten
I can't access the stats atm but I think there'd be a higher percentage of people on 8/8.1 updating to ten than people still on seven after all this time.Quote

02-01-2016, 08:03:30

WillSK
I think the Windows 10 free upgrade launch was a fantastic business approach to getting all windows users to a single platform.

Generally speaking i've had very few issues with windows 10 on my desktop or laptops so it's not been full of teething issues at least in my experience.

Also great news for gamers as we can hope that high adoption will encourage developers to really utilise DX12Quote

02-01-2016, 08:10:11

jimma47
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Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
I think the Windows 10 free upgrade launch was a fantastic business approach to getting all windows users to a single platform.

Generally speaking i've had very few issues with windows 10 on my desktop or laptops so it's not been full of teething issues at least in my experience.

Also great news for gamers as we can hope that high adoption will encourage developers to really utilise DX12
Definitely a bonus and a great way to be able to bring forward a few older operating systems to EOL. The downside is the larger corporates who are usually slower to upgrade due to all the dedicated systems and specialised software. We only moved from xp to 7 a few years ago and I work in a local govt area.

For home and small businesses it was a real win.
Yeah one or two teething issues and I got stuck in a repair loop of death but can't put that down to anything specifically to do with the upgrade.Quote

02-01-2016, 09:31:53

notcool
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
Or... 34% of Steam users are still on four year old O/S's and they like it and it works pretty well.
That would be me I'm pretty lazy and 7 works well for me so until I have to I will stay with 7. The stats aren't perfect though as Steam hardware survey isn't mandatory remember.Quote

02-01-2016, 09:49:44

ImprovizoR
I'm on both. Dual boot, bitches!Quote
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