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Windows 7: According to Steam..

21 Aug 2010   #1
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
According to Steam..

For those interested in statistics

According to the last Steam Survey, the OS systems used by Steam Gamers were:

40.66% Windows 7 (32 & 64bit)

20.43% Vista (32 & 64bit)

33.2% Windows XP (32 7 64bit)




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21 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Thats pretty funny actually...

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Although this is just Steam users, it may be an indication of the Gaming community in general.

If it keeps this pace,it would seem to me XP may be pretty much dead (Gaming wise) within a years time.
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21 Aug 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That is interesting. I did not expect to see XP and Mac decreasing.
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21 Aug 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 64bit - 28%
Windows 7 32bit - 12%

Looks like 64bit has arrived.

Jim
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21 Aug 2010   #6
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

That's assuming most gamers have Steam installed and use it (which I don't). I don't really like running my games through another program (unless I'm using a mod manager).
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21 Aug 2010   #7
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
That is interesting. I did not expect to see XP and Mac decreasing.
XP has been decreasing on the Steam surveys for quite some time now. I'd have thought Mac would have been increasing slowly though as Valve have made all their games Mac compatible.

Gaming PCs nowadays do come with mostly 4GB of RAM, so 64bit Windows will usually be the first choice for people buying pre-built systems, but the same can be said for people who build PCs as well.

It is good though that more and more people are going for 64bit, even if it is just the Steam survey, it's still shows data from several million people+.
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21 Aug 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Although this is just Steam users, it may be an indication of the Gaming community in general.
Possible, but I would take anything from the Steam stats with a grain of salt. For starters how many here have more than one Steam account? I know on a few other forums I frequent that quite a few do, and for everyone that has more than one it skews those results.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
That's assuming most gamers have Steam installed and use it (which I don't).
Same here. Just to give a small example of how far out the Steam stats can be with regards to people not using it take a look at the numbers playing BFBC2 here,

Steam: Game and Player Statistics

and here,

Bad Company 2 Serverlist - Battletracker.com

Just a small difference in just that one game.

I won''t deny that XP is on the wane (and all things considering, it is about time), but you need to look for something other than Steam to base it on.
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21 Aug 2010   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post

I won''t deny that XP is on the wane (and all things considering, it is about time), but you need to look for something other than Steam to base it on.
But there isn't anything else that collects as much information and publicly displays monthly hardware surveys each month, so it can still give you a general idea of what, potentially, several million people are running.
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22 Aug 2010   #10
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post

I won''t deny that XP is on the wane (and all things considering, it is about time), but you need to look for something other than Steam to base it on.
But there isn't anything else that collects as much information and publicly displays monthly hardware surveys each month, so it can still give you a general idea of what, potentially, several million people are running.
Exactly, very true.

I've always found the Steam survey very accurate overall, as for the gaming community. Its projection of Win7 is right on, exactly double the amount of Vista, nearly perfect with market share. Steam is more popular than people realize, and it's a great app.

I've been buying games via Steam exclusively for some time now, and all of my friends, and it's getting more popular by the day. People need to realize it's not some bogus 3rd party app, it's Valve.
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