Windows 10 still dominates the market
The market share of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 11, has declined over the past month. This is reported in a recent Statcounter report.
According to Statcounter, in May 2023, Windows 11’s market share fell to 22.95% (of the total number of Windows PCs in the world). The decrease compared to April is very small, when Windows 11 accounted for 23.11%. However, in itself, the decline instead of growth is a real surprise.
Despite the fact that Windows 11 has been around for a year and a half, Windows 10 has slightly increased its share, reaching 71.9%, maintaining the title of the dominant version of Windows.
At the same time, Windows 7 retains a share of 3.6%, and versions of Windows 8 – 1.09%. Even Windows XP still has its fans, accounting for a 0.32% share.
Windows 11 started to lose users. What’s happening?
The reasons for this decline in interest in Windows 11 are not yet fully understood. At the end of April, Microsoft announced the end of Windows 10 feature updates. It is likely that users are expressing their negative reaction to this step in this way.
However, it is more likely that this is due to volatile laptop sales and a decline in PC sales in general. It’s also possible that Microsoft is starting to hit back on the number of PCs that can actually be upgraded to Windows 11 within the existing system requirements. Combined with lower new PC sales, this could be a bad prospect for Windows 11.