Windows 10’s popularity on Steam is rising high

John White By: John White
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Windows 10 is now the most popular operating system on Steam, which isn’t too surprising at all seeing as DirectX 12 is exclusive to the operating system. According to new information from Steam’s Hardware and Software Survey,  42.94% of all Steam gamers favor the 64-bit version of Windows 10, an increase of 3.26%.

The 32-bit version of Windows 10 has a small share of 1.52%, and the 64-bit version of Windows 7 is sitting in second place with 30.61%. We expect this number to fall drastically before the end of 2016 as more games are released and more players upgrade their operating systems.

The survey information also shows how much NVIDIA and Intel command the PC gaming market as most gamers on Steam prefer their components over the likes of AMD and other competitors.

This is great news for Microsoft because it means more developers will take advantage of DirectX 12 along with the possibility of gamers giving the Windows Store a test drive. Steam’s community is one of the strongest, and one could say it trounces both Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network when it comes yearly game sales and usability.

Microsoft recently revealed that there are over 350 million Windows devices out in the wild running Windows 10. Furthermore, user engagement is impressive with over 135 billion hours spent using the operating system.

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