20% of Steam Users Now Use Windows 8 & 8.1

on January 3, 2014 1:27 PM

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System seems to be gaining in popularity among Steam users.

According to the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey, users are rapidly making the move to Microsoft’s latest OS. 10.65% of Steam users have Windows 8 64-bit installed and 8.54% of users have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. The users of the 32 bit versions come in at 0.57% and 0.30% respectively.

Why are PC gamers adopting to Windows 8 like this? It probably has to do with the fact that the 64-bit OS has the ability to use more than 4-GB of RAM. This is a must if you’re playing a lot of the modern, graphically heavy PC games.


Tony has been a gamer ever since he came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was a kid. He's been a geek since he could draw his first breath and will be one until he draws his last. In addition to video games, Tony loves Comic Books, Anime, Science Fiction and Fantasy. If it's geeky then Tony is most likely into it.