Windows 10 to Surpass Windows 7 as the Most Used OS for Steam Games


Ivan Jenic
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Windows 10 is meant to be an extremely gamer-friendly environment, and it continues to prove that, from month to month. Besides offering a great Xbox One integration, Windows 10 is now installed by more than a third of users who play their games on the world’s leading game distribution platform, Steam.

Usage of Windows 10 continues to grow

The latest reports by Valve point out to the fact that 32.77 percent of Steam gamers use the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Windows 7 64-bit is still the leading platform with 34.31 percent of the market, but Windows 10 aspires to the top spot, with constant increase in usage.

We remind you that the difference between two leading operating systems was 3.56 percent in favor of Windows 7, at the beginning of January, and at the end of January, it is just 1.54, so you can guess which operating system is on the rise.

32-bit versions are fairly less popular, but this version of Windows 7 is also more popular, with 7.77 percent, compared to Windows 10 32-bit’s 1.28 percent. Also, Windows operating systems are by far the most used operating systems among Steam users, with 95.39 percent of the market share. Apple’s OSX is used by 3.55 percent of gamers, while only 0.95 percent of gamers are playing their Steam games on Linux operating systems.

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As you can see, more and more gamers choose Windows 10 as their primary operating system for playing games, and if the usage of Microsoft’s newest operating system continues to grow, it will surely surpass Windows 7 at the top spot in the next few months.

But Windows 10 doesn’t rely on Steam gamers, as Microsoft started to deliver ‘big’ game titles to its own Windows 10 Store, so Windows 10 has the potential to become absolutely the best operating system for every game distribution platform.

What is your favorite Steam game to play on Windows 10? Tell us in the comments’ box below.