Earlier this year before the official launch of Windows 8, several major figures in the gaming industry spoke out against Windows 8, referring to it as a disaster waiting to happen. One of the most vocal of critic’s was Valve Software’s own Gabe Newell. However, according to the recent Steam hardware survey, Windows 8 has rocketed ahead of Mac OS X in all forms to claim the fourth spot behind Windows XP, 7 and Vista.
Keep in mind that Windows 8 has only been available officially now for going on three months. 4.69% of gamers using Steam have jumped on board Windows 8, while only 3.26% are Mac users. Steam was made available for the Mac platform in 2010 so it has had a two year head-start on Microsoft’s platform. It looks like Windows 8 may not be the failure that gaming pundits have predicted it to be.