Valve conducts a monthly survey among players on its Steam platform. According to the February results, it turned out that the Windows 11 operating system is much more popular among users of the service than in the market as a whole. When it debuted in 2021, the operating system took over a 30% share, and the number of Steam users running Windows 10 continues to decline.
For statistics on global non-gaming Windows usage, visit Statcounter, where Windows 10 continues to have a strong presence. However, Valve data for February suggests that more and more people are choosing the Windows 11 platform for gaming.
It’s worth noting that participation in the Valve survey is voluntary, and the company is selective in choosing respondents, so 100 percent accuracy is out of the question. Perhaps Steam is simply used most often by users with more gaming-capable computers and accordingly with Windows 11. In addition, it is possible that the mere use of Windows 11 indicates a tendency to be active in IT, including – willingness to participate in surveys.
In any case, Windows 10 is still the dominant operating system on Steam, with 62.33% of the players surveyed using it. Nevertheless, it lost 1.13 percentage points in February. Windows 11 scored 1.73 PP, scoring 32.06%. Overall, the two operating systems make up over 95% of users, with 64-bit Windows 7 still having 1.43% (-0.17 PP) and 64-bit Windows 8.1 0.34% (-0.05 PP). . Finally, 32-bit Windows 7 accounts for 0.09% of users (-0.02 PP). Other operating systems such as various Mac versions or Linux are also used, but their share is negligible.
The hardware portion of the report has not changed significantly since previous reporting periods. See the table for the most popular summary option. The full report is worth reading. on the Steam website.