My last statistics blog post on Second Life was published on 4th January 2016 where I reported that Second Life regions shrunk during the course of 2015 and I mentioned that this year will be a challenging year. Since January 2016 the grid has lost more regions in Second Life and the trend seems to be continuing with a few hundred regions going offline every 2-3 months.
Some good news is that Linden Owned regions have increased slightly already during the first three months of 2016. Tyche Shepherd mentions in the latest weekly grid report that “the Lab brought online 19 Development regions way of to the North West of the grid all closed to the public – The region names indicate they are part of something called the HE Project“.
On 3rd January 2016
- Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
- Private Estates: 17, 775
- Linden Owned: 7, 111
As of 6th March 2016
- Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 693
- Private Estates: 17, 568 > YTD Private Estate Net Loss: 207 regions (1.2% down)
- Linden Owned: 7, 125
The highest amount of Main Grid regions was recorded on 13th June 2010 with 31,988 regions in Second Life. Today there are 24, 693 Main Grid regions and if you are interested then you follow the weekly grid numbers here.
Last month it was reported by Hypergrid Business that OpenSim traffic was up, land area drops which is surprising news to hear after a surge over recent years.
As of February 2016
- “The total land area of the public OpenSim grids fell by 16,771 region equivalents”
- “OpenSim now has 54,786 standard region equivalents and a record high of 513,398 registered users.”
- OSGrid, Kitely, Metropolis and Lost Paradise have the most regions on OpenSim.
- InWorldz, OSGrid, Metropolis and the Great Canadian Grid have the most active users.
My next stats post will be published in early June 2016 – (every 3 months hopefully).