A report from yesterday revealed that Windows 10 is on a steady rise and already commands about 2.47% of the operating system market. This is pretty impressive but what about games? How does Windows 10 fare when it comes to the gaming scene? As it turns out Windows 10 is also doing pretty well on that front.
According to the latest stats offered by Valve’s Steam, it seems that Windows 10 gamers account for 2.3% of the total number of gamers on the Steam platform. We know this seems like a pretty small percentage, especially when you consider the fact that Windows 7 is at a whopping 44.91%.
However it should be noted that despite Windows 10 only being released a few days ago, it currently has about 2.21% of the Steam market for the 64-bit version of the game. This is already more than the latest version of OS X 10.10 who has a combined market share of about 1.94%. It has also surpassed the number of Linux gamers where Linux and its variants command a total of 0.89% of Steam’s platform.
It looks like the changes and new features implemented in Windows 10, along with the fact that it is a free upgrade for owners of genuine Windows, has certainly helped Microsoft. In fact we wouldn’t be surprised if Windows 10 catches up and surpasses Windows 8/8.1 in a relatively short period of time.
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