Windows 10 might be the hot new OS with “Game Mode” features and all that jazz, but it’s no longer the most popular OS among Steam users. In October’s Steam hardware and software survey, it was revealed that Windows 7 64-bit was now king.
What’s the reason for this? Well, it turns out that it’s mostly down to Chinese players wanting in on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. With Windows 7 remaining extremely popular in China, and Windows 10 actually being banned from government systems, the influx of Chinese Steam users means the OS’ figures have been given a boost. The language stats also reflect this, with more Chinese-speaking people starting to use the service.
So that’s mostly down to PUBG! What an effect that game is having!
Steam Spy recently shared this tweet showing the number of PUBG players organized by geography:
Just your weekly reminder on how Asia is driving PUBG to the new heights, even as US players are dropping out pic.twitter.com/MNcc0meVBB
— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) October 30, 2017
What OS are you using? If it isn’t Windows 10, tell us why in the comments below!
In other PC gaming news, a PUBG update has been rolled out to Test Servers, Call of Duty: WWII microtransactions are coming next week, and Smite patch 4.21 introduces new content including a new goddess.