Gamers adopt Windows 11 about half as fast as Windows 10, why?

A survey conducted by Steam, the largest game distribution platform, revealed that 'gamers adopt Windows 11 about half as fast as Windows 10.' Ars Technica, an IT news site, explains why this situation is happening.

Explaining why gamers are adopting Windows 11 more slowly than Windows 10 | Ars Technica

Steam conducts a monthly survey called ' Steam Hardware & Software Survey ' for users, and provides various game-related statistics such as OS and graphic board type, DirectX version, VR headset ownership rate, etc. It is collected and open to the public.

Steam Hardware & Software Survey

And this survey reveals that 'Windows 11' is not widespread. Below is the 'Graph of OS usage since September 2021 when Windows 11 appeared' created by Ars Technica. Since the advent of Windows 11, the usage rate of Windows 10 (dark blue) has decreased by a little less than 20%, and the usage rate of Windows 11 (orange) has increased by a little less than 20%. You can see that it is progressing, but the transition speed is slow.

'Graph after June 2015 when Windows 10 appeared' is below. The length of the period is half a year to align with Windows 11 mentioned above. Looking at this graph, you can see that Windows 10 has undergone an explosive transition about two months after its appearance, and the usage rate has reached over 30% in half a year.

Ars Technica points out that this result is due to 'Windows 11 system requirements' and 'Windows 8 / 8.1 unpopularity.' The system requirements for Windows 11 are a CPU with two or more cores over 1GHz, 4GB or more of RAM, and a hardware chip called 'Trusted Platform Module (TPM)', which is a high hurdle. Sa was a hot topic at the time of the announcement. Ars Technica points out that there may be a certain number of users who want to deploy Windows 11 but can't because of this system requirement.

What is the 'TPM' that Microsoft requires in Windows 11? Why is it essential? --GIGAZINE

Another cause, Ars Technica says, 'Windows 8 / 8.1 was bad in the first place, so the transition to Windows 10 was smooth.' Given that Windows 10 had the purpose of fixing the UI that was unpopular with Windows 8 / 8.1, and that many Windows 7 users hated Windows 8 / 8.1 and did not migrate in the first place. Ars Technica even mentions that 'Windows 8 / 8.1 wasn't loved, to say the least.'

It turns out that 74% of IT professionals are not thinking about migrating to Windows 8-GIGAZINE

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Therefore, Ars Technica points out that the reason why 'gamers adopt Windows 11 is about half as fast as Windows 10' this time is because Windows 10 was adopted faster. Ars Technica noted that Microsoft called Windows 10 the 'last version of Windows' in 2015, 'because the move to Windows 11 means a departure from Windows 10, which no one is complaining about. It's not going well. '

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