70% of Steam users rely on Windows 10 for their daily gaming sessions

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as... read more
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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.

The popularity of the operating system can be determined by the fact that its adoption rate was higher than Windows Vista, Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows XP in the first month of its release.

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:

Steam March 2019 Survey

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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