Steam's latest hardware survey, for March 2015, indicates that of 3.43% of Steam's 125 million users are using Macs. While that's a small percentage, that amounts to about 4.28 million people playing games through Mac on Steam.
The report also has a detailed breakdown of how gamers play on their Macs. The MacBook Pro line is popular, with 51.99% of Mac gamers using some version of that machine. It's followed by the iMac at 23.44%. The most common operating system is OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 at 50.87%, followed by OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 at 18.41%. The most popular Mac graphics processor is the Intel HD Graphics 4000.
Mac gaming on Steam grew over 0.20% since the last survey, though it's important to note that their numbers don't take into account other services. Many Mac gamers also utilize GOG.com and even the Mac App Store to find the games they love.
Source: Steam, via Mac Gamer HQ
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Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Would love to game on the Mac, but a couple of things makes it unattractive. Mouse acceleration, low hz screens and laptop-style 3d cards. Also, the game selection isn't as vibrant. Buying a 21.000kr Mac Pro just isn't an option for me.
For reals the video part needs to improve with dedicated cards. You are forking over a $1k - $1.4k and it doesnt even have a dedicated graphics/video card!!! So this should be on their priority list ASAP and keep the price the same!!
Yeah, apple needs to pay attention to these numbers. After I'm done animating in maya, I might hop over into some Diablo 3 or Team Fortress 2. It'd be nice to have them keep that in mind when releasing a new computer. Sent from the iMore App
Macbook extra Pro. Apple could actually make a gaming laptop and charge high for it, because Razer already does that. "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
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