I think the not so surprising fact here is that 64bit linux versions make ~90% of all linux versions used with steam. Which totally contradicts their initial (biased) survey of which linux versions are used.
The other interesting thing is activity change during a day -- assuming gamers are most active in the late evening that suggests Europe & Asia have the most users. Or there's a lot of people in North & South America playing games at work
Last edited by bridgman; 03-01-2013 at 10:29 PM.
Reason: Decided to spell "America" without an 'l' this time
The Linux Steam users will soon bypass the OS X users.
Title Feb Jan Dec
Windows 8 (all) 9.63% 8.76% 6.93%
Windows 7 (all) 69.67% 69.73% 70.47%
Windows Vista (all) 5.84% 6.02% 6.96%
Windows XP (all) 9.33% 10.05% 10.44%
OS X (all) 3.07% 3.56% 3.72%
Ubuntu (all) 1.71% 1.12% 0.80%
Ubuntu + Other 1.88% 1.51%
Linux 2.02% 1.12% 0.80%
Linux + Other 2.84% 1.88% 1.51%
Rounding errors 0.04% 0.03%
Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.71% 0.43% 0.29%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64 bit 0.31%
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 0.20%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit 0.11% 0.33% 0.26%
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 0.17% 0.13%
Ubuntu 12.10 0.38% 0.19% 0.12%
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit 0.17%
Linux 64 bit 0.14%
Other 0.82% 0.76% 0.71%
Disclaimer: There might be errors.
A minor amount of "other" might be OS X users
Maybe.. But remember how many people were using steam on OSX when it first launched?
Even if we just polished off the remaining Valve titles, I'd be using Steam a lot more. Not to mention all the Unreal Engine games that could potentially make their Linux debut. I really hope this catches on, and promotes some cross-platform ports where perhaps OS X hasn't been that encouraging. In fact, if I do recall correctly there were one or two games that didn't even have a Mac port yet, but did have a Linux version. If things keep accelerating like they are, this might become more common. These are beginning days, so I'm fairly optimistic.