Following is the result of the survey “Which Flight Simulator are Your Using?”
Votes were collected in the week of April-27 to May-3, 2018. (The original post of the survey has been removed to avoid redundancy.)
From the result, none of the flight simulator surveyed takes up half the market, not even close.
Although Prepar3Dv4 is leading in the poll and the total number of v3 and v4 together adds up to 94, FSX + FSX-SE together is just 1 count behind. This implies to me that the resistance against Prepar3D is still strong after its launch in May 2010, for eight full years.
Worth noting is X-Plane 11, in which I am not too surprising of its fast catching up pace, from various talks I had with followers of FSX Times.
I must say as a P3D user, Lockheed Martin, in face of Laminar Research’s aggressiveness, seems to be weak and sluggish in dealing with the “new” competition. And the possibility shouldn’t be ignored that more FSX users (P3D users too) might be moving to X-Plane rather than its little “big” brother P3D.
The last “Others” category should include FlightSim World and Aerofly FS2, etc. although they are not specified. The former is closing down in three weeks’ time due to insufficient players. The latter, although a good product, still has a long way to go due to lacking of all-round supports, in my opinion.