Valve Reports Steam Linux Usage Fell Further In March

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 1 April 2016 at 08:58 PM EDT. 123 Comments
The Steam survey results are out for March 2016 and indicate a further reduction in the Linux gaming market-share.

The March 2016 Steam survey results report the Linux gaming market-share at 0.85%, which is a drop of 0.06% compared to the month prior. That's quite the drop considering that for January 2016, Steam on Linux was at 0.95%. For many months recently, the Steam Linux market-share has hovered at just under 1% and generally not seeing ~0.06% swings on a monthly basis.

Granted, Steam is likely growing by millions of users on an annual basis, but still the percentages don't go well for publishers looking at platforms to target. It's important to note though that SteamOS / Steam Big Picture doesn't yet prompt users for the survey process.

Nevertheless, if you want to dig through the latest Steam survey results you can find them here. OS X is at 3.32% while Windows is at 95.7%.
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