Steam's September Metrics See An Increase Following The Rollout Of Steam Play

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 1 October 2018 at 08:14 PM EDT. 54 Comments
There was an increase in the Steam Linux gaming marketshare over last month, likely thanks to the late August announcement of Steam Play and the Wine-based Proton.

The just-published September 2018 Steam Survey results put the Linux gaming marketshare at 0.71%, an increase of 0.12% compared to the month prior, while Windows is down by 0.14% (down to 96.3%) and macOS up by 0.05% to 2.92%. The Linux increase is likely thanks to more Steam gamers trying out Linux following Valve's Steam Play announcement for getting more Windows-based games running nicely on Linux via Wine/Proton.

While 0.71% isn't much in the grand scheme of things, this is the largest Steam Linux marketshare since August of last year. At the same time, without a doubt, Steam's overall number of customers has surely increased the past year as well.

The latest Steam Survey numbers are available from
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