More than half Steam users now using Windows 10

khushaartanveer@gmail.com' By: Khushaar Tanveer
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A recent Hardware and Software survey conducted by Valve marks a significant milestone for Windows 10. The survey was carried out on December 16 and the numbers suggest that the majority of the Steam user base is now on Windows 10. Despite running a little behind on market share with 25%, Microsoft’s latest OS is doing reasonably well with gaming enthusiasts. The figures for Steam Windows 10 users are over 50% and are still growing.

The combined estimates for 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 account for 50.35% of systems in the survey. Maintaining a foothold is the lightweight Windows 7 with a still-respectable 33.87% share, placings it second to Windows 10.

Microsoft’s efforts in giving away free upgrades to Windows 10 is largely credited for this success, considering the fact that it has been only a year and a half since the OS was officially launched.

December 16 Steam survey

Here is Steam’s operating system market share list for December 2016:

  • Windows 10: 50.35%
  • Windows 8.1: 8.76%
  • Linux: 0.87%
  • Windows 8: 1.25%
  • Windows 7: 33.87%
  • Mac OS X: 3.44%
  • Windows Vista: 0.19%
  • Windows XP: 1.15%

While the rising number of Windows 10 users is praiseworthy, it is not really surprising as consumers are opting for a more secure, upgraded and interactive user experience.

The survey also points out that Microsoft has succeeded in their silent efforts in enticing gaming enthusiasts. If you are paying attention, you might’ve noticed that last year Microsoft took significant steps in making its latest OS gaming compatible. Be it the introduction of the latest Windows Holographic interface with the Windows 10 Creators update or the introduction of game mode, it is a fact that Microsoft has succeeded in converting gamers to their newest OS.

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