Valve Survey Shows Slow Vista Uptake By Gamers


Video game developer Valve has posted the results of its latest Steam-based hardware survey. The numbers don’t look too good for a Microsoft hoping that gamers will be attracted to Vista. Only 5.37 percent of Steam users, a fairly good indicator of the average Windows gamer, has Vista installed compared to 92.91 percent running XP. Even with Direct X 10, gamers just aren’t taking to the new OS yet.

Another interesting part of the survey is that only 13.2 percent of gamers are using widescreen displays. What give, gamers? Aren’t you guys supposed to be at the forefront of today’s leading digital trends?

Valve Survey Summary [Valve via Ars Tecnica]