Is Windows 10 the Gamer’s OS?

7 June 2016 at 14:00 in Gaming News with 1 comment


Windows 10 Emerged as the Top OS of Choice in Recent Steam Data

Windows 10 is seen to be the top operating system Steam gamers use. This is according to the latest data in Steam’s Hardware and Software Survey.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 32-Bit and 64-Bit

In March of this year, Windows 10 has already surpassed Windows 7 in the 64-bit only versions list. During that time, however, Windows 7 is still dominant when both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions’ totals are combined.

In the May 2016 survey, the tables have turned as we see all Windows 10 versions dominating the list. Windows 10 has a combined total of 41.05% taken from 39.68% in its 64-bit version, and 1.37% in its 32-bit version. Windows 7 only has a total of 39.02% taken from the total percentage of its 32 and 64-bit versions (6.77% and 32.25% respectively).


Steam gamers also still hugely prefer Windows operating systems as compared to OS X and Linux. Windows dominates with a percentage of 95.42% of users, while OS X has 3.60%, and Linux with 0.84%.

Top OS

Meanwhile, a new metric specifically for VR Headsets has been added to Steam’s Hardware and Software Survey. The HTC Vive dominates the list with a percentage of 66.61% as compared to the Oculus Rift DK 2’s 19.49% and Oculus Rift’s 13.9%.

Top VR

The Steam Hardware and Software Survey is a survey conducted on a monthly basis. User participation to the survey is optional and anonymous. The survey data is used by Steam to help them make decisions on the kinds of technology investments and products they will offer in the future.