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Windows 8 already accounts for 10% of W7 Steam

  1. #11


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    Not surprising.

    There will be around 320m pcs sold in a 12 mth period.

    Leave Apple out of it - only a teeny percentage can afford a mac book.

    Everyone else who needs a machine will have windows on it. There is no viable choice.

    I don't know what proportion of that 320m or so is sold in the run up to Xmas - and the giant cut price sales straight after xmas.

    Perhaps a third - perhaps half.

    In spite of the difficulties oem's voiced about slow uptake of w8 machines - and the large discounts they were giving even before Xmas - pc sales were down ( allegedly by 11%).

    Nevertheless, by default I wouldn't be surprised if 100+m machines have been sold.

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    I wonder if Gabe will end up eating some of his words when Windows 8 becomes the most used Steam gaming platform....

    Seriously, I still don't get why Steam and Valve are against the Windows Store, it's like competing against ARM coded games and some Desktop games that you can find if you do an internet search. It wonder why they don't release their Desktop Steam client on the Windows Store, I hear it'll take like a few hours of tweaking to pass the certification to publish it. BAM! Exposure to a new Windows platform! Or even go further out and publish a WinRT Steam client, BAM! New market of tablet PC gaming for the ARM platform! It's like potential lost opportunities for them...
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well i do not find 7% a lot, the price for the upgrade in mind.
    Given that the upgrade rate of the general population has been 2%, that means 3x+ as many of the people that upgraded are gamers.

    But consider, 8 has only been out for a little over 2 months (officially). 7 has had 3 years to gain its market share. I'd say 7% was pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well i do not find 7% a lot
    current peak
    Concurrent Steam Users: 5,068,003 6,602,302

    7% of 6,602,302 is 462,161. That is just with Steam users logged in the past 48 hours according to Steam Player Stats.

    That's a pretty huge chunk of people I'd say.
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    Participation in the survey is optional.
    /thread, and that's even before noting the absence of reporting the sample size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well i do not find 7% a lot
    current peak
    Concurrent Steam Users: 5,068,003 6,602,302

    7% of 6,602,302 is 462,161. That is just with Steam users logged in the past 48 hours according to Steam Player Stats.

    That's a pretty huge chunk of people I'd say.
    Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous.

    you don't really think all 6,602,302 users took part !
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  7. #17


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    What makes you think Windows 8 users are more or less likely to participate than any other?
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous.

    you don't really think all 6,602,302 users took part !
    I was just using those numbers as a base to make an example of how big 7% is considering the fact that Valve hates Windows 8 and Widows 8 has only been out for a short time retail now.

    Considering the massive population of Steam, I'd say probably the sample base is a few million.
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  10. #20


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    And what does this have to do with Steam?
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