Flash Player 9 at 83.4% in the March 2007 penetration study

With all the CS3 and NAB announcements going out, the March 2007 penetration study results didn’t quite make the website launch. So, I thought I’d go ahead and give you a sneak peek. We made it past the 80% mark in about 9 months, just as we did with Flash Player 8 penetration. The trend is following the v8 ramp up, so we should expect 90% or so by the June study.

The first row is how we usually present the data on the website. It tells you the percentage of people that can view a SWF of that version. I added the second row, which is the % of the population with that player version installed (the delta between v and v+1).

March 2007 – Mature Markets v6 v7 v8 v9
% able to view content by SWF version 98.7% 98.1% 96.3% 83.4%
Install base by version 0.6% 1.8% 12.9% 83.4%

Note: “Mature markets” include US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Japan. The “Emerging Markets” are every other wave so they’ll be in the June study.

The site should be updated in the next week or so.