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Thread: Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

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    Would it be possible to see if those last few fractions of a percent are even remotely linux by going back through the history of the stats and note the differance's on 'other'.

    As well, doesn't Steam report to you exactly what version of Steam and the system, soft and hard, you are using and this is what is reported to the stats system?

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    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.

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    Have a look at this, it's just one game, but the stats are more than promissing!

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    2% of 5 million (peak) users in a day is 100,000. Not too shabby for a debut.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
    Last edited by leif81; 03-01-2013 at 08:59 PM. Reason: provide url

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif81 View Post
    2% of 5 million (peak) users in a day is 100,000. Not too shabby for a debut.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
    Well it's a start... Can't imagine what usage would be like if we had a slew of AAA titles =)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif81 View Post
    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 11:29 PM. Reason: Decided to spell "America" without an 'l' this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by efikkan View Post
    The Linux Steam users will soon bypass the OS X users.

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    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?

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/..._mac_os_x.html

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    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.

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    What? You wanna compare linux users to other OS users once the gaming playing field gets evened out?
    Oh it's on like sauron!

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    I've seen a chart from a game developer where the Linux steam sales were 3x larger than the Mac steam sales, even though the Mac market is significantly larger right now.

    At least for indies, it's definitely worth it to support Linux right now, because Linux users are much more likely to try it out than Windows or Mac users, who also have a lot more choices in games.

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