Windows 10 First Month Worldwide Usage Well Ahead of That Recorded by Windows 8 – StatCounter

  • Also exceeds Windows 7 launch
  • Daily usage of new Edge browser peaks at 20.1% to date but falls back
    to 14.1%

SAN FRANCISCO & DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In its first calendar month since launch, Windows 10 worldwide usage
share far exceeds that of Windows 8 in the same time period, according
to independent web analytics company StatCounter.
Its analytics arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that Windows
10 level of usage
after one month also exceeds that recorded by
Windows 7.

StatCounter conducted a special analysis of the take up of Edge by
Windows 10 users. It found that Edge usage on Windows 10 peaked at 20.1%
on 30th July, the day after the global launch, but fell back
to 14.1% on the 31st August.

“Windows 10 came out of the traps much faster than Windows 8 and also
exceeded the launch of Windows 7,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO,
StatCounter. “While it’s early days, usage of Edge by Windows 10 users
has fallen by six percentage points from its peak the day after the
global launch.”



Worldwide usage of Windows 10 in its first calendar month (August) was
4.9% compared to 1% for Windows 8 and 4.1% for Windows 7 after their
first complete month. (Table A).

Table A. Internet usage share for first calendar month since launch

    Windows 10   Windows 8   Windows 7
Worldwide 4.88% 1% 4.05%
US 5.64% 1.16% 4.3%
UK 8.45% 1.17% 4.34%

Source: StatCounter – Other individual countries available at

Worldwide Windows 7 still holds 48.1% of worldwide internet usage share.
(39.7% in US and 34.5% in UK).

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