Chrome – Who’s Losing?

Hi folks,

Here are the Global Browser Market Share stats for the last few days.

Looking at these numbers we can begin to identify which browsers are losing market share to Chrome.

IE FireFox Safari Chrome Other
Aug 28 68.17% 24.66% 2.83% N/A 4.33%
Aug 29 67.81% 24.78% 2.84% N/A 4.57%
Aug 30 65.41% 26.38% 3.04% N/A 5.17%
Aug 31 64.49% 26.91% 3.06% N/A 5.56%
Sep 01 66.92% 25.26% 2.99% N/A 4.84%
Sep 02* 67.58% 24.36% 2.91% N/A 5.06%
Sep 03 67.81% 23.54% 2.70% 1.11% 4.87%
Sep 04 70.87% 21.26% 2.48% 1.15% 4.25%

The below table outlines the changes in market share over the period:

IE FireFox Safari Chrome Other
Aug 28
Aug 29 (0.36%) +0.12% +0.01% N/A +0.24%
Aug 30 (2.40%) +1.60% +0.20% N/A +0.60%
Aug 31 (0.92%) +0.53% +0.02% N/A +0.39%
Sep 01 +2.43% (1.65%) (0.07%) N/A (0.72%)
Sep 02* +0.66% (0.90%) (0.08%) N/A +0.22%
Sep 03 +0.23% (0.82%) (0.21%) +1.11% (0.19%)
Sep 04 +3.06% (2.28%) (0.22%) +0.04% (0.62%)

*The Chrome browser was launched late in the day GMT time on Sept 2nd so the first full day of tracking for Chrome is Sept 3rd.

This information is based on a total sample for the period of over 250 million page views globally. All daily stats are based on 24 hour periods, bar the stats for today, September 4th, which are based on a 12 hour sample to 12noon GMT.

Update September 5, 2008, 4.30pm GMT

Further to several requests from journalists, the latest stats for Global Browser Market Share (up to 3pm GMT today) are available for download here:
Excel Version (.xls)
PDF Version (.pdf)


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  6. I see an increase in IE usage also at the same time as Chrome increases. Are these poeple the ones that are BETA’ing IE8 as well as Chrome?

  7. This is just the beginning however. 1% over a day, imagine over a few months. 20 or 30% guys? Keep the great posts up statcounter

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  10. We’re getting stats today of less than 0.3% on Chrome. Dating site stats (so users might not be savvy enough to change) but thats still a big disparty to day 1-5 figues. Anyone else got big anomalies like this?

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  13. IE is the giant is only because of it’s OS, Windows, in my point of view.
    Somemore alots of less tech-savvy or less internet-savvy users don’t know about other browsers. There are also alots of people are already so used to IE that they don’t wish to change their browsers.

    I believe very soon, market share will be taken away from IE in time to come by other browsers. Firefox and Google Chrome is the two that Microsoft need to worry about. And for their OS, they must keep a lookout for MAC OS. Microsoft must be on their toes and be more proactive in the market.

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  15. I was under the impression that it will be Chrome Vs. Microsoft but right now its like Chrome Vs. FireFox. FireFox has added lot of feature with its third version but there will be tuff fight. Ultimately it will be fight between Microsoft Vs. Chrome.

  16. Thanks Statcounter,

    There are so many comments above me that I’m afraid that you may not read this one, but if you do, may we please see some updated browser statistics? You guys are my only source for these kind of numbers and I would love to see them.


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