Linux Gaming Marketshare Regressed So Far 2016

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 1 March 2016 at 07:58 PM EST. 56 Comments
While more Steam Linux games continue to appear, the overall market-share still hasn't been trending upwards in the Linux battle against Windows and OS X.

The Steam 2016 January statistics showed the Linux gaming marketshare regressing on a percentage basis and that was carried over to February. The February 2016 Steam survey results are now available and it doesn't show the Linux gaming market-share as a percentage improving at all.

These latest survey results put Linux at 0.91%, or a 0.04% drop compared to the month prior. Windows was at 95.59% for last month and OS X at 3.40%. For the past year or so, the Steam Linux market-share has largely been stagnate at around 1%.

The survey results of Steam for February can be found via the SteamPowered hwsurvey page.
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