Windows 8's Steam Usage Already Outpacing Mac OS X

Despite Gabe Newell's harshly critical comments of Windows 8 as a closed platform, it appears that the platform's usage has already outpaced Mac OS X. 

According to Steam's Hardware & Software Survey for November 2012, Windows 8 users account for 4.69% of overall Steam users, making it the fourth most used OS. In comparison, Mac OS X users sit a little above 3%.

In contrast, Windows 7 experienced a 0.84% decline, presumably from some users upgrading to Windows 8.

Unfortunately, since the Hardware & Software survey is opt-in, this may not be an accurate reflection of the overall breakdown OS breakdowns of Steam users. The survey also only shows off percentages, so there aren't any actual figures.


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  • bejabbers
    Real gamers don't use mac... so this doesn't say anything.
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  • billgatez
    NO hard to beat OSX. Because MAC users don't typicality buy MAC's for gaming.
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  • A Bad Day
    bejabbersReal gamers don't use mac... so this doesn't say anything.


    Real gamers do use mac... IF they love dealing with incompatibility issues and lighting their money on fire.
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  • bejabbers
    Real gamers don't use mac... so this doesn't say anything.
    40
  • billgatez
    NO hard to beat OSX. Because MAC users don't typicality buy MAC's for gaming.
    37
  • A Bad Day
    bejabbersReal gamers don't use mac... so this doesn't say anything.


    Real gamers do use mac... IF they love dealing with incompatibility issues and lighting their money on fire.
    36