Valve founder Gabe Newell does not have too many nice things to say about Windows 8, but that has yet to be a wall to prevent many millions of users on the Windows 8 platform from getting on board Valve’s Steam gaming download site for their home gaming purposes. In fact, the recently updated Steam hardware stats web page that has the figures from some of its Steam users in November, showed that the combined market share of Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit users stood at 4.69%, which is far more than the numbers that StatCounter and Net Applications have, where Windows 8 is said to be used by 1.44% and 1.09% of PC owners, respectively.
Not only that, Windows 8 users are said to outnumber the number of Mac OS gamers, where the total number of Mac Steam gamers is at 3.26%. This shows that most Mac OS users do not game, considering how Valve rolled out the Mac Steam client more than 2.5 years ago. Windows 7 still remains the undisputed king among the operating systems for Steam gamers, with a crushing 72.56% market share.