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Windows 11 Market Share on Steam Reaches 29%

Windows 11 grew its market share on Steam last month, but Windows 10 remains the market leader on Valve’s platform.


has published its monthly voluntary survey that highlights which are in use on its gaming platform. The company offers information to help developers optimize their games for popular PC configurations. In the latest survey, has grown its Steam market share to 28%.

It is worth reiterating that this is a voluntary survey, so it is not representative of 100% of Steam users. Even so, it is a solid metric for seeing which platforms are popular on the service.

Windows 11 keeps digging into the dominance of , with 28.42% of market share in December 2022. Still, Windows 10 64-bit remains the dominant operating system on Steam with 65.42%. That's not bad for an 8-year-old OS even if Windows 11 is eating into the lead.

's 64-bit still has 1.66% but declined -0.22%. Either way, it is all good news for Microsoft as Windows is dominant across the board:

  1. Windows 10 64-bit: 65.42% (-0.18)
  2. Windows 11: 28.42% (+0.44)
  3. Windows 7 64-bit: 1.66% (-0.22)
  4. Windows 8 64-bit: 0.41%
  5. Windows 7 32-bit: 0.11%

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That means Windows accounts for 96.15% of the market, an increase of +0.04% month-on-month. Apple comes in second with 2.48% and Linux is in third with 1.38%, less than Windows 7. Microsoft continues to be the dominant force in PC gaming and it seems rival platforms are doing little to change the situation.

You can find all the details on the official Steam Hardware and Software Survey page.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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