Are Steam gamers leaving Windows 11? Market share says so

Why, though?

by Rafly Gilang

Rafly Gilang

Rafly is a journalist with growing experience, ranging from technology, business, social, and culture. A holder of the Romanian government scholarship, his writing has been published in several… read more

  • Steam published its monthly market share report, and it doesn’t look good for Microsoft.
  • According to them, more than 10% of Windows 11 users have left.
  • At the same time, another 10% increase is seen in Windows 10 users’ statistics.

It’s that time of the month. Steam is back with another monthly market share report for March 2023, and according to the popular game distribution platform, it’s not looking good for Microsoft and Redmond’s beloved Windows 11 operating system. 

As noted from their statistics, we’re looking at a -10.35% decrease in users’ percentage of Windows 11 OS compared to February’s figure. Matter of fact, almost all Windows operating systems have experienced a slight downfall in numbers but Windows 11 takes the most hit. 

Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer.

Interestingly, however, Windows 10 is looking quite good. The operating system was released back in 2015, but is now sitting comfortably on the table with a +10.97% and still remains the most popular operating system among Steam Windows users. 

On the other hand, Intel still dominates processor usage with 76.18%, compared to AMD’s 23.80%. Almost all users are also using the latest DirectX 12 GPUs with 94.47%.

Windows 11’s massive drop in the market share on Steam won’t look good for Microsoft

It’s not good news for Microsoft, especially since Redmond officials saw that almost 30% of Steam users have switched to Windows 11 according to January 2023’s statistics. 

At that time, we reported that 29% of Steam users have switched to Windows 11, and Microsoft’s operating system family keeps holding the market tight with a 96.15% market share (+0.04). Apple is second with 2.48% (+0.03), and Linux is third with 1.38% (-0.06).

However, please note that participation in the survey is optional, so the data does not really represent 100% of Steam users.

Are you also using Steam on Windows 11? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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