We have mentioned previously that on Steam, Windows 10 usage seemed to either not be moving at all or slightly has moved downwards. Well, good news with the release of the June 2017 Hardware Report, as it appears Windows 10 usage on Steam has now reached an all-time high. The all-time high is good news for both Steam and for Windows 10. Read on to learn more about the Windows 10 usage on Steam and more hardware and software data from the June 2017 Steam Hardware report.
Windows 10 Usage At All-Time High on Steam
Windows 10 usage on Steam has not been doing well as of the past several months on Steam. It seems that the Windows 10 usage was either not increasing at all or slightly going down. With the release of the June 2017 Hardware Report though, we finally have some good news about the Windows 10 usage on Steam.
It appears that more people than ever before are using Windows 10 as the Windows 10 usage has climbed up to 51.23 percent. The highest that Windows 10 was reported was 51.20 percent, which was back in April 2017. While that might not be too much of a change, it is definitely in the right direction for Steam.
When it comes to the different versions of Windows 10, the 32-bit version of Windows 10 was being used by only .90 percent. The majority of people overwhelmingly were using the 64-bit version of Windows 10, which came it with over 50.33 percent of usage. When you combine both versions of Windows 10, you see that the Windows 10 usage on Steam is now 51.23 percent. This is an all-time high for Windows 10 on Steam.
Windows 10 Usage Increases As Windows 7 Falls on Steam
While the usage of Windows 10 might be increasing slightly, Windows 7 is actually falling quite a bit. May 2017 had Windows 7 at 36.75 percent and the June report had Windows 7 at 36.14 percent, which is actually not a huge decrease, but is definitely showing that less people are using Windows 7 on Steam as compared to the months previously.
In fact, except for the Windows 10 usage, all other versions of Windows have fallen on Steam. Even though all other versions of Windows has fallen on Steam, it is still the main taker of the Steam user base with 96.24 percent of people using Windows on Steam.
When you look at the Apple OS X, it ended up decreasing a little bit to 2.95 percent, while MacOS 10.12.5 ended up with a little increase. Linux remained the lowest user base on Steam with only .72 percent of people using Linux. When you look at the hardware on Steam, we are also seeing the trend when it comes to the most-used configuration. The 8G RAM is still the most used on Steam whereas the multi-monitor setup is 3840×1080.
Even though we see a lot of useful information, such as the Windows 10 usage on Steam, there are a couple things you should remember. The first thing that you should remember is that the Steam survey is completely optional, which means that it might not be gathering all of the right information. Since this is an optional survey, which you do not have to complete, it might not be giving us the entire story on Steam.
Even if it not telling the complete story on Steam, we still see that the Windows 10 usage appears to be increasing, even if it is slightly and not as high as we want. We will have to wait and see what the upcoming Steam reports say in order to get a more clear picture of what people are using on Steam, including the numbers on other Windows systems.