Valve just released its monthly report on Steam market shares broken down by each OS on the market, and there’s some surprising news for Windows 10 and 11.
as per latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey Result, windows 11 experienced a 0.11% drop in its Steam market share, rising from 21.23% to 21.12%. This effectively marks the first time that Windows 11 has lost gamers to Steam rather than gain.
And looking at the same data set, Windows 10 increased its Steam market shares by 1.91% in the same month. This would mean that the OS managed to scoop up those who jumped ship from Windows 11, as they certainly didn’t move to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, both of which also lost market share last month with Windows 7 (32) Was. -bit and 64-bit) lose a whole percentage point (1.03%, to be precise), with the 64-bit version of the aging OS accounting for a full 0.97%.
Analysis: What is it all about?
If gamers on Steam were willing to revert to Windows 10 despite having an older OS, there’s a good chance they were dissatisfied with the Windows 11 experience. Considering how many issues Windows 11 has faced over several months. Between releases, UI designs, and updates that break various functionalities, we can sympathize.
There’s also the fact that given the overall market share on Steam, Microsoft has Trouble convincing gamers To switch to Windows 11. The monthly growth in market share has been the best and only 21.12% of gamers are using it, while there is a massive 73.17% growth using Windows 10.
Given that we have over a period of one month break in microsoft outlookan update that caused a endless reboot loopand continue issues with printing For those that haven’t been fully fixed yet, it’s little surprise that gamers would choose to stick with a more stable OS. And as far as we can tell from the July 2022 survey results, it appears that there are some who gave Windows 11 a chance and decided to roll back to Windows 10.
Just interesting, perhaps, there are a large number of Windows 7 users who have decided to upgrade, but seem to have upgraded to Windows 10 instead of Windows 11. Windows 10 is putting up a surprisingly stubborn fight, despite Microsoft’s best efforts to move it all. For your new OS.
Over time, that will change, mostly once Windows 11 matures as it becomes more stable. Lest we forget, suddenly the beloved Windows 10 also had a buggy, unstable FlusterClick when it launched, so there’s no reason to think Windows 11 won’t follow the same trajectory in the future.