These stats are purely for fun, digest these figures with a huge serving of salt! .
All these stats come from RIASTAT’s and I’ve pulled them from other people’s posts. There are other statistic collection sites that I also like to use, like StatOwl.
The stats collected are from ALL INTERNET CONNECTED DEVICES, even if Silverlight doesn’t work on that device e.g. Android, iOS etc. It basically sums up ALL devices that connect to the internet and detects if Silverlight is installed. It just so happens that the majority of internet connected devices are Windows OS’s hence the large Silverlight/Flash adoption.
As mobile devices increase I would expect the Silverlight and Flash stats to diminish, thou we aren’t seeing that yet. Which could mean that even thou mobile devices are increasing in adoption, so are PC’s and MAC’s.
reference: Post : Kelly White
Silverlight 2+3+4 sits around 54%
reference: Post : Code Project
Silverlight 2+3+4 sits around 72%
reference: RIASTATS January 2012
Silverlight 2+3+4 sits around 76%
Now if you look at just Windows 7 machines you see a bigger penetration of Silverlight.
Silverlight 2+3+4 sits around 86%
A huge percentage of Windows 7 devices have Silverlight, that’s is brilliant!!
And what’s even more exciting to see, the latest version of Silverlight 4 (85.4%) has a greater adoption than the latest version of Flash 11 (72.1%). Bare in mind Silverlight 5 only came out <1 month ago.
And with major movie studios demanding Silverlight to stream their content (eg. Netflix/LoveFilm in the UK require Silverlight) I do believe that Silverlight adoption can only go up (at least on the Windows & MacOS ecosystems that is)
Anyway as mentioned above these stats are just for fun, it shows that Silverlight adoption is still trending up (NOT DOWN) and even if MS aren’t spending billions for Olympics streaming rights it’s still holding it’s own
Go Silverlight !!!!