NIX Solutions: Windows 10 Regained 70% of the Market, and Windows 11 is Losing Popularity

Even two and a half years after its release to the general public, Windows 11 still struggles to surpass the 30% mark among all Windows systems, according to Statcounter data. Despite this, recent statistics from Steam show a promising increase in its usage.

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Windows 11 Adoption Trends

In the global Statcounter ranking, Windows 11 has experienced a decline for the second consecutive month, dropping to 25% popularity among Windows users, while Windows 10 retains a stronghold at 70%. Since its launch in October 2021, Windows 11 has exhibited slow but consistent growth, peaking at 28.16% in February and subsequently losing around 2.5 percentage points.

Challenges and Updates

Stringent processor requirements have contributed to the low popularity of Windows 11, with the upcoming 24H2 update set to impose even stricter criteria. However, this update will also introduce expanded support for artificial intelligence functions and Wi-Fi 7.

Gaming Momentum

Despite its challenges, Windows 11 is gaining momentum in gaming PCs, with its share rising from 41% in February to 45% in April, while Windows 10’s share decreased to 51% during the same period.

Although Windows 11 has not encountered significant issues recently, its predecessor, Windows 10, remains widely supported by most games and programs. However, as Microsoft ceases functional updates for Windows 10, users will need to consider transitioning to Windows 11 for continued support and access to new features.

NIX Solutions concludes that while Windows 11 faces hurdles in its adoption, particularly due to stringent hardware requirements and the persistence of Windows 10, its increasing popularity in gaming environments signals potential for broader acceptance in the future. We’ll keep you updated on further developments and insights into the evolving landscape of Windows operating systems.