It’s long been the tradition in Humble Bundle for Linux buyers to outspend other platforms per payment, but this time Linux users have won another category; total payments by platform. How on the heels of Linux encroaching Apple’s territory in Steam usage, this is just phenomenal. But what does it mean?
In this category, it simply means that more individuals have ponied up for the Humble Bundle for Linux than for Mac. That means games like Dungeon Defenders, Super Hexagon and Dynamite Jack will only be played by more users of Windows. And what does this do for Linux gaming? It simply makes the argument for developing them all the more compelling. Let’s take a look and Humble Bundle with Android 5‘s current statistics.
Unfortunately the pie chart above doesn’t give clear and accurate numbers for purchases — nor do they for previous bundles — but what you can see is that Linux (blue) is considerably larger than Mac (green). If we were to venture a guess, we might guess that the difference is in the vicinity of 15% or so. Now, let’s compare that Humble Bundle 7.
Notice that total sales for the Mac were dramatically higher than Linux in what appears to be a share of 25% or more. Of course the latest bundle still has 12 days left until closing up shop, so anything can happen, but there is definitely a strong trend in Linux buyers this go round that might translate into more sales next bundle. Overall, great news and a real triumphant — if just a little premature — for Linux gaming.
Source | Humble Bundle
Via | Reddit