Flash 9/AS3 Ready for Primetime

Today Adobe released the official flash saturation numbers and it’s at 85%, which is safe to go to market with commercial projects. Its been a month since these numbers were ran and anything launching probably in June will be at a 90% penetration rate. Getting tired of upkeeping and working on AS2 libraries, its time for AS3.

Adobe Flash Player Version Penetration

Flash Player 6 Flash Player 7 Flash Player 8 Flash Player 9
Mature Markets1 98.7% 98.1% 96.3% 83.4%
US/Canada 98.6% 98.0% 95.9% 84.0%
Europe2 98.5% 97.2% 95.1% 83.5%
Japan 99.4% 99.4% 98.6% 81.8%
Emerging Markets3 95.9% 91.0% 86.4% 65.4%

Notes

  1. Does not include Flash Player 5 and Emerging Markets.
  2. Supports Adobe Flash Video (FLV).
Flash Player 6 Flash Player 7 Flash Player 8 Flash Player 9
Mature Markets1 98.3% 97.3% 94.2% 55.8%
US/Canada 98.4% 97.6% 94.2% 56.4%
Europe2 98.0% 96.4% 93.0% 59.0%
Japan 98.5% 98.0% 95.6% 50.3%
Emerging Markets3 95.9% 91.0% 86.4% 65.4%

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