Every month, Valve releases a Steam Hardware & Software Survey that showcases which operating systems and PC configurations run the platform’s games. The latest report shows that Windows 11 doesn’t have much of a presence, but it’s increasing. At the moment, it has a monopoly of just under 29%, with Windows 10 at 65%, Linux at 1.38%, and Apple at 2.48%. Windows 7 lingers behind at 1.66%.
As you may have seen from our past articles, Windows 10 users have been hesitant to move over to Windows 11. Many of them aren’t sure they want to make the move, while others just don’t have the system requirements needed to upgrade. The TPM requirement is also a massive issue, but some have found a way to upgrade without meeting it.
The Steam Hardware and Software Survey has plenty of other stats, which I won’t share here since it’s incredibly boring for laymen like you and me. If any of you have a striking interest in seeing comparisons in line with memory, CPU, physical cores, and other hardware specs, please be my guest and check the complete report.
The main factor is that the report shows how many Steam members still haven’t moved over to Windows 11. You need to keep in mind that it’s optional to send your specifications to Valve whenever you play games on the platform. There’s a good chance it’s not a 100% pure reflection of all users at the moment.
It will be interesting to see what that percentage will be at the end of 2023. With all the new updates for Windows 11, we should see more people upgrading from Windows 7 and 10. Of course, it depends on if they can finance upgrading their computer systems, which isn’t getting any cheaper. While we thought technology would stop being expensive as time went on, inflation and rising economic costs have proved us wrong.
Hopefully, the anticipated games of 2023 will see more Windows 11 users on Steam. Also, we’re expecting Windows 10 support to end within the next year or more, which should certainly drive the increase in upgrades.