Steam Gamers Are Rapidly Transitioning to Windows 10
Many folks were skeptical about Windows 10 when it was announced. After all, it was difficult to blame skeptics, considering the path Microsoft took with Windows 8/8.1.
Regardless, it seems that despite the raised eyebrows and questionable free-software program, Windows 10 is growing quite well. This is especially true for gamers.
Most videogamers are still happy with the fantastically stable Windows 7, but many are accepting the transition to Microsoft’s latest iteration of the PC operating system.
Videogame industry giant Valve dominates PC gaming with its gaming service Steam, which is the largest PC gaming distribution and online shelf.
Currently, Steam is largely run on Windows 7 64-bit, which topped the charts with a share of 36.32 percent. The 64-bit version of Windows 10 is the runner-up with 26.63 percent, indicating its rapid growth and gamers’ adaptation of the latest version. Windows 8.1 64-bit is third with 17.62 percent share.
Out of these three operating systems, Windows 10 is the only one with a growth, while Windows 8.1 is facing a noticeable decline as far as Steam users are concerned.
With more DirectX 12 compatible games to be released next year, it is expected that most Steam users will almost completely move to Windows 10. Judging by these numbers though, the transition could be faster than expected, and it’s entirely possible Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7 as the most used OS by videogamers and Steam users.
Microsoft’s Windows continues to dominate the market, and is the most widely used PC OS in the world by gamers. On Steam, Windows 10 has more users than Linux and Mac OS X combined.