Windows 10 Marketshare Drops in Latest Steam Survey



/ 2 years ago

Steam Hardware Survey Jan 2017 Windows 10

Since the release of Windows 10, the latest Microsoft OS has begun an inexorable rise in marketshare. Surprisingly enough, one group that was somewhat quick to pick up the new OS was gamers as measured in the Steam hardware survey. Since launch, marketshare has gone but consistently but it appears that there might be some speedbumps along the way.

According to the latest Steam hardware survey, Windows 10 marketshare, both 64bit and 32bit saw reduced marketshare. Windows 10 64bit saw a drop of 0.48% while Windows 7 64bit grew by 0.72%. Since it is a survey and not a census, there is room for a margin of error. Most reports suggest a margin of error of about 0.2% to 0.5% which means for a best case scenario, Windows 10 did not grow at all while Windows 7 picked up at least .22%.

What this is showing is that Windows 10 growth has somewhat plateaued among Steam users. More interesting is the fact that there are still users who are installing Windows 7 on new builds. While the new OS is largely an improvement, Windows 7 does have a few things going for it. After getting so close to the 50% mark, we’ll have to wait and see when Microsoft can claim more than half of users will be on their new OS.

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