Windows 11 is steadily gaining ground among Steam users, according to the distribution service’s latest survey, which can confirm that Microsoft’s somewhat controversial operating system grew in popularity over the course of June and is now used by 21.23% of Steam users who have opted in to sharing their configurations to help Valve gauge the kinds of hardware and software that its customers are using. The percentage indicates a 1.64% increase over the previous month, an arguably minor but welcome boost for Microsoft that brings Windows 11 over the 20% market share milestone for the very first time. Windows 10, its predecessor, suffered from a decrease in market share of 2.63% but still dominates with a 71.26% market share among Steam users who have participated in the survey. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 remains the most popular graphics card, while six-core processors sit at the top of the CPU lists.
Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer.