Earlier this week at Build 2016, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 was in active use by over 270 million devices since it’s official launch in late July 2015. Net Applications also showed that in March Windows 10 had a total worldwide PC OS market share of 14.15%. From sources such as these one is forced to conclude that Windows 10, as of now is the most desired OS version.
That been said, Just over eight months after Windows 10 OS was launched, the 64-bit version is now the most used OS by Steam PC gamers who use Valve’s Steam service.
Windows 10 64-bit is at the top with 36.97%, followed by the 64-bit version of Windows 7 at 32.99% with a drop of 1.22% losing the top spot in the Valve hardware survey.
Steam is an Internet-based digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation offering digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming and social networking services. Steam provides the user with installation and automatic updating of games on multiple computers, and community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality. The software provides a freely available application programming interface (API) called Steamworks, which developers can use to integrate many of Steam’s functions into their products, including networking, matchmaking, in-game achievements, micro-transactions, and support for user-created content through Steam Workshop. The Steam platform is considered to be the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming.