Windows 10 Regains Popularity Among Steam Users, English Ceases to be the Most Popular Language

Steam’s February User Data Highlights Increased Use of Windows 10 and Chinese Language

Newly published data from a February user survey by Valve reveals a resurgence in the popularity of Windows 10 and Mandarin among gamers on the Steam platform.

OS Popularity shifts on Steam Platform

Despite the user share of Windows 11 increasing by almost 3 percentage points by the end of January, reaching a high of 44.2% of Steam users, it lost nearly all the gains by the end of February. The share of Windows 11 fell to 41.96%, a decline of 2.28 percentage points. In contrast, Windows 10 gained 2.76 percentage points, claiming a share of 54.19% of Steel users.

Graphics Card Usage Among Steam Users

GeForce RTX 3060 solidified its position as the most popular graphics card with an increase of 1.19 percentage points in the user share last month. Other models from the current Ampere series of GeForce RTX graphics cards also increased their shares, such as the GeForce RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, RTX 4070. Moreover, the new model RTX 4070 Super made its first appearance, securing 0.16 percentage points. The GeForce RTX 2000 series continues to hold popularity among Steam users while models that still occupy spots among top 20 include the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti, and GTX 1660 Super. Graphic cards with 8GB video memory are predominantly used by respondents.

CPU Usage Trends Among Steam Users

Intel’s processors continue to dominate the Steam platform, used by 65–66% of users. They increased their share by 2.2 percentage points in the past month while AMD’s dipped by an equivalent margin. As a result, only 32.05% of the survey respondents used AMD processors in February. The most popular CPUs continue to be six-core models, used by 34.12% of users.

Most Popular Languages on the Steam Platform

February also saw an increase in the share of Mandarin-speaking users by 7.6 percentage points. As a result, Mandarin became the platform’s most popular language, surpassing English. Russian held its third place, despite its share dropping by 0.76 percentage points. Nearly half of the respondents use 16GB of RAM, with approximately 27% boasting 32GB of RAM in their systems, marking a surge of 3.48 percentage points.

Screen Resolution and Storage Preferences Among Steam Users

The Full HD screen resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels) remains the most popular among Steam users, used by 58.8% of respondents. The second most popular display resolution is 1440p, used by 18.99% of participants. The majority of users (56.57%) reported having more than 1TB of storage in their systems.

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