pingdom.com 2012: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer each dominated two regions of the world. 2013: Internet Explorer and Safari keep losing ground, and one browser strengthens its claim to the web browsing throne.
pingdom.com Google Chrome: now the most popular browser in four out of six regions around the world. Users in North America and Oceania seem to still prefer Internet Explorer over Chrome.
Browser usage by region pingdom.com March 2013 Europe Asia North America 1. 35% 1. 45% 1. 39% 2. 28% 2. 28% 2. 28% 3. 24% 3. 19% 3. 16% Africa 1. 39% South America 2. 37% 1. 59% 3. 18% Oceania 2. 20% 1. 33% 3. 18% 2. 29% 3. 19% Data for the period March 1-18, 2013
pingdom.com It was only two years ago that Internet Explorer was the dominant browser in the world with about 45% of desktop usage. Today, its share is around 30% and falling. During the same period, Chrome and Safari are the only two browsers in the top five that have gained in popularity.
pingdom.com In 2012, Firefox was the leading browser in Africa and Europe. In both regions, it appears that Chrome has increased in usage at the expense of Internet Explorer. At 2% usage share, Europe, together with Africa, is also the strongest region for Opera.
pingdom.com North America is still Internet Explorer’s stronghold but over the year, its usage share has fallen to 39% from 40% Oceania is the only region where Safari trumps Firefox, reaching the third place with 19% usage share. If the Browser Wars would really be called just that, Chrome would already have won decisively in South America with a 59% usage share.
pingdom.com Data For this slide we used web browsing usage share numbers from StatCounter, which are based on visitor statistics averaged from 3+ mil ion websites. In August 2012, StatCounter’s global sample consisted of over 17.1 bil ion page views.