Approximately 97.9% of the total population in Japan now owns at least one personal computer, according to a survey by Kakaku, which provides price, products and other information of merchandise and services including PCs, home electronics, broadband and mobile phone telecommunication fees, food, drink, interiors and cosmetics. That’s up 1.8 percentage points year-over-year.
Windows 7 was the most popular operating system with 46.3 percent market share. Windows 10 had 15.3% percent, while Mac OS X had 7.4%, according to Kakaku (as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire). That’s down from 11.26 percent in 2014 (based on data from StatsMonkey.com). If Kakaku‘s survey is accurate, Japan seems to be the exception to the rule. Overall, Macs have gained global market share for 33 out of the last 34 quarters.
Kakaku doesn’t count tablets in its personal computer tally. The price comparison site says that tablet ownership in Japan has grown 6.6 percentage points to 53.2% this year. The iPad remained most popular with 31.5% market share. Still that’s down from 36.6% last year.