Second Life user concurrency 2012 summer update

My last post about the Second Life user concurrency levels was back in early April 2012 and I reported that the daily SL concurrency mostly stayed the same. Since April 2012 the Second Life user concurrency hasn’t really peeked over the 65, 000 mark and I have to say its been slowly dropping since January 2012. Since April 2012 the minimum daily concurrency seems to be around the 30, 000 to 35, 000 mark.

The mean and median peak concurrency has dropped from 50, 000 down to 45, 000 since April 2012. At the moment daily Second Life signups seems to be around the 16, 000 mark per day. On 8th July 2012 total registered SL users reached the 30 million milestone however signups have slowed down over the past few years. On 27th July 2010 total registered SL users passed the 20 million milestone 2 years ago. Every 2 years it goes up by 10 million accounts and just recently Philip Rosedale said that there are 1 million active users that use Second Life.

There seems to be a decline in total main grid regions since April 2012 where it was above 30, 000+ and as of 19th July it stands at 29, 496 regions. I do think the decline is very alarming for Second Life and that SL users are spending less time in Second Life more this year than in previous years. I hope things will improve during the last half of 2012 but it’s going to take time for things to pick up again.

Maximum Daily Concurrency

Minimum Daily Concurrency

Median Daily Concurrency

Next update will be in November/December 2012.


14 thoughts on “Second Life user concurrency 2012 summer update

  1. no doubt that LL is losing more than it is retaining and that trend has been slow since whenever that last 88,000 concurrency record was set (was that like 2009?)

    using Tyche’s data:

    Jan 1st, 1012 – 31,078 total sims with 23,857 being private
    July 22nd, 2102 – 29,483 total sims with 22,367 being private

    that’s a loss of 1,490 private sims this year! (1,595 total with mainland)

    in tier payments that works out to $246k (full sims) + $109K (homesteads) = $355,000 per month in revenue loss!!! ouch . . .


  2. Still some nuts like me, still pay and get land there:) I had to have a small spot on mainland black sea, as im loving to sail and use that region most of times now, and well, being premium i really tried to get some useful piece of info form LL site, useless to say the least, so after 4 hours in world exploring (lucky the map land to sell works way better), when i was almost quitting (some horrific governor linden spots being sold by 130.000L!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf!!!!)
    I found a truly lovely place right on where i wished and better, covenant rules that make sense not not destroy the surroundings (Great Sl still have some dedicated landlords like the united sailors association!)
    Still when some is hosting 7 full regions on Os grid for free, it feels so expensive and it is, outrageous so, on times like this, to see Linden Lab board greed!


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