Steam Linux Usage Shows A Decline For August
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 1 September 2017 at 08:16 PM EDT. 50 Comments
While the Linux browser/desktop market-share rose above 3% in August, the Linux gaming marketshare made a measurable decline.

Valve's Steam Survey for August 2017 is reporting a 0.11% decline in Linux gamers, showing its overall marketshare at just 0.63%. Windows meanwhile is at 96.3% and macOS at 3.03%. It could just be that the Steam gaming market is growing overall faster than the metrics reported by Netmarketshare and others, or it could be that the Linux gaming makeup did regress for August. On a percentage basis it's certainly much lower than the ~2% seen when Steam for Linux originally launched.

The 0.63% Steam Linux gaming market-share is the lowest we have seen in quite a while. All the details in full at
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