Gamers Finally Warming Up to Windows 11, Steam Survey Reveals

The launch of Windows 11 has seen a lot of ups and downs, but in spite of the fact that this is the case Microsoft will be rather satisfied with the relatively high adoption rate. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that gamers have been quite ardent in their criticism of the new operating system, but it seems like even they are starting to warm up to the updated version of Microsoft’s flagship software product.

This data comes from Steam’s monthly survey in which gamers can answer questions and give their opinions regarding the state of the gaming industry as well as anything that might pertain to them. It appears that gamers using Windows 11 have seen their numbers increase by a little over 1%, or 1.05% to be precise, and that brings the total percentage of Windows 11 gamers up to 25%.

Windows 10 is understandably starting to recede from view. 76% of gamers who responded to the same survey in May used Windows 10, and now that number sits at around 71% with all things having been considered and taken into account. Interestingly, Windows 7 is still seeing some surprisingly widespread usage that allowed it to become the third most widely used operating system ahead of other operating systems such as Mac OS and Ubuntu.

Users have been hesitant to upgrade their older OS to Windows 11, but these trends show that they will be more likely to go for the update than might have been the case otherwise in the near future. However, it should be mentioned that Windows might be reaching a hard limit with its 11th iteration. It requires heavy duty hardware, so the number of people who would be willing to make the switch will be rather limited in the short term.

It will be intriguing to see what these survey results look like next month, but it is unlikely that there would be a huge change. Gamers like to stick to what they are used to, as can be seen in Windows 7 still being used.

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