Windows 10 is still trailing behind Windows 8 when it comes to overall market share, but Microsoft announced last night that the platform has taken off for gamers. In November, players spent more hours gaming on Windows 10 than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined.
The numbers include streaming games from the Xbox One in addition to more traditional PC gaming, like playing Steam games. According to Microsoft, users have streamed more than 5 million hours of gameplay from the Xbox One to Windows 10 devices.
The company also claims that more gamers are using Windows 10 to play Steam games than Mac and Linux combined, with nearly 30 percent of all Steam players using Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Windows 10 still trails behind Windows XP, 7 and 8.1 in overall market share, according to research from NetMarketShare, but has surpassed Windows 8.
Microsoft released the numbers alongside news that Xbox sales were stronger than ever during Black Friday. Retail Xbox One console sales are 22 percent higher than they were last year, thanks in part to the new sub-$300 price point.
Microsoft also announced that Xbox One owners have played more than 4 million hours of Xbox 360 games since backward compatibility was launched last month.