The Steam Hardware & Software Survey for September 2023 is out now and shows that both macOS and Linux have dipped down, although Linux still remains above macOS. With this being the second month a row where the overall Linux share dipped, and September had Linux dip more than macOS even though Linux remains higher overall.
Latest stats are:
- Windows 96.94% +0.33%
- Linux 1.63% -0.19%
- macOS 1.43% -0.14%
As shown on our dedicated Steam Tracker:
One of the potential reasons here is that Simplified Chinese as a language on Steam has risen two months in a row as well with September 2023 showing it now at 32.22% +5.36%. We often see Linux dip when there's bigger rises in Simplified Chinese.
The current most popular Linux distros on Steam are:
- SteamOS Holo 64 bit 43.04% -1.14%
- Arch Linux 64 bit 8.09% +0.41%
- Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit 6.49% +3.58%
- Manjaro Linux 64 bit 3.91% -0.08%
- Linux Mint 21.2 64 bit 3.67% +0.26%
- Other 34.79% +10.01%