Valve Publishes Steam Survey Numbers For April 2024

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 1 May 2024 at 08:11 PM EDT. 171 Comments
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For those that were hoping Steam on Linux numbers would crack the 2% marketshare for April, unfortunately, that didn't happen.

For March 2024 the Steam Survey results for Linux increased to 1.94%. But the April numbers were just published and show a small dip for Linux: a dip to 1.9%. Valve's numbers report Linux dropping by 0.04% to 1.9%, macOS dropping by 0.03% to 1.35%, and then Windows up slightly to 96.76%. At least Linux continues maintaining a healthier marketshare over Apple's macOS for Steam gamers.

The Linux numbers show the Steam OS Holo numbers dropping by 1.89% for the Linux-only results to a 42.33% share of Linux gamers. The AMD CPU numbers also show a 0.88% drop to 71.22%, with the Steam Deck being powered by an AMD SoC. Similarly the AMD custom APU graphics found within the Steam Deck saw a small drop too. The Steam Deck growth may just be slowing relative to other Linux gamer growth on the desktop with the recent releases of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, Fedora 40, ongoing growth of Arch Linux, etc.

Steam Deck


Overall it's a rather flat month in terms of any interesting Linux metrics for the Steam Survey. Those interested in all the April data can find it on SteamPowered.com.
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