The latest Survey conducted by Valve for March 2019 revealed that Windows 10 is the favorite OS of more than two in every three gamers. The survey involved gamers from both Microsoft Store and the Steam PC gaming community.
As a matter of fact, gamers were the first users to adopt the new operating system. The survey confirmed that 67.15% of the Stream users are now using Windows 10.
Moving further, Windows 10 also left behind Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 within the same year.
Windows 7 is rapidly losing its user base
If we look at other operating systems, the adoption rate for Windows 7 is significantly decreasing on Steam. One of the major factors behind the increase in Windows 10’s adoption rate is the end of support deadline for Windows 7.
It is expected that the adoption rate will increase further by the end of 2019, as Microsoft ends Windows 7‘s support next year.
Steam’s Hardware and Software Survey for March 2019 published the following figures:
As of March 2019, overall the Windows OS had a 95.91% market share on Steam. Right now, Windows 7 64-bit currently holds 23.79 percent with a decline of 2.61% and Windows 8.1 64-bit holds 3.26 percent. A decline of 0.17% was seen by Windows 8.1 64-bit as well.
Microsoft is already working hard to enhance the gaming experience on its Windows 10 operating system.
Recently, Windows 10 users asked Microsoft to develop a dedicated gaming version of the operating system. If Microsoft decided to put these suggestions into practice, this is going to be a promising change for the future of gaming on Windows 10.
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