Windows 8 has a 26.87 percent OS market share ... in Tokelau

The tiny New Zealand territory of Tokelau has a Windows 8 market share of 26.87 percent.

On Monday, we posted a feature article that looked at the current use of Windows XP around the world, based on using the numbers gathered by the research firm StatCounter. Since we were checking out Windows XP's numbers, we thought it might also be interesting to see where Windows 8 is being used the most around the globe.

The place where StatCounter claims Windows 8 has the biggest market share is a location that many of you might not have heard of. The small island territory of New Zealand called Tokelau, with a population of just 1,400, happens to have the highest percentage of Windows 8 users, with an OS market share of 26.87 percent.

No other part of the planet covered by StatCounter came close when it came to recording the use of Windows 8. However, there are some countries and territories that currently have Windows 8 at above 10 percent market share:

  • Belize - 10.6 percent
  • Botswana - 10.18 percent
  • Brazil - 10.34 percent
  • British Virgin Islands - 11.95 percent
  • Cape Verde - 10.76 percent
  • Chile - 10.71 percent
  • Comoros - 10.08 percent
  • Dominica _ 12.95 percent
  • French Guiana - 10.97 percent
  • Ghana - 14.95 percent
  • Guadeloupe - 10.66 percent
  • Haiti - 12.1 percent
  • Jamaica - 12.26 percent
  • Kiribati - 14.86 percent
  • Maldives - 13.76 percent
  • Marshall Islands - 16.08 percent
  • Martinique - 11.59 percent
  • Mayotte - 12.86 percent
  • Micronesia - 10.65 percent
  • Namibia - 10.87 percent
  • Nepal - 12.17 percent
  • Nicaragua - 10.93 percent
  • Portugal - 10.37 percent
  • Puerto Rico - 10.6 percent
  • Qatar - 11.43 percent
  • Saint Lucia - 10.02 percent
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 13.32 percent
  • Virgin Islands (US) - 12.49 percent
  • Sao Tome and Principe - 10.15 percent
  • Wallis and Futuna - 10.62 percent

Worldwide, Windows 8 currently has a market share of 7.17 percent, according to StatCounter, which places it just above all of the versions of Mac OS X, but well below Windows XP and Windows 7 at 20.59 percent and 51.97 percent, respectively.

Windows 8 is shown to be in use in almost all parts of the world. The only place where Windows 8 has yet to show up is the continent of Antarctica. StatCounter's numbers show that the people who work and live in that cold location only use Windows 7 PCs.

Source: StatCounter | Image via StatCounter

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