Second Life Grid Statistics – November 2022 Update


Here are the latest Second Life grid statistics as of Sunday 13th November 2022. Here is a brief current snapshot of the key statistics such as Second Life region totals, the daily user concurrency levels, total Second Life registered accounts and traffic stats via the Second Life website.

Second Life Regions – As of 13th November

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 27, 466
  • Private Estates: 18, 198
  • Linden Owned Region: 9, 268
  • Total Area: 1800.01 KM

In the last week or so Private Estates have risen by 30 regions which is very good news. Linden Owned regions have remained the same amount for the moment. It’s good to see positive net growth again after weeks of a small decline.

Hopefully these positive net growth gains will continue for the rest of 2022 into 2023. Times will get tough in terms of RL costings (inflation etc) so it may have a impact on Second Life during the next 3-6 months.

Second Life User Daily Concurrency – As of 13th November.

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 51, 000 (average)
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 41, 000 (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 32, 000 (average)

The Second Life user daily concurrency has remained stable during the past few weeks with no major changes or major outages to report on.

  • 55, 737 was the highest peak for Maximum Daily Concurrency – 5th February 2022

Between January 2022 to March 2022 the daily maximum average was upto around 55, 000 at peak times. From April 2022 to May 2022 the maximum dropped slightly to 53, 000 then remained around the 51, 000 mark for the rest of 2022.

My prediction is that the Second Life daily user concurrency will most probably rise slightly between 52, 000 to 54, 000 during the winter months until spring 2023. In previous years it’s gone on a similar seasonal pattern.

Total Second Life Registered Accounts – As of 13th November

  • Total Residents: 66, 978, 584

Back in early April 2022 the count was 66, 568, 939 for total Second Life registered accounts. Since then it’s gone up by at least 400, 000+ new accounts for Second Life. It won’t be long until it reaches 67, 000, 000 total registered accounts for Second Life.

Back in mid March 2022 the count was 66, 531, 981 when the data returned after two years. Back in mid-late October 2020 the count was 64, 687, 961 (the last reading pre cut off). Overall since October 2020 there has been roughly two million newly registered accounts.

Second Life Website Traffic – As of October 2022

  • January 2022: 11.4 million visit
  • February 2022: 10.3 million visits
  • March 2022: 10.8 million visits
  • April 2022: 10.7 million visit
  • May 2022: 10.6 million visits
  • June 2022: 10.2 million visits
  • July 2022: 10.4 million visit
  • August 2022: 10.3 million visits
  • September 2022: 9.6 million visits
  • October 2022: 10.4 million visits

For the past 10 months of 2022 it seems like the Second Life website receives at least 10 million monthly visits on average. I think this trend will likely continue way into 2023 and more with more new improvements to the platform.

2023 – the road ahead

I think 2023 will challenging for many dealing with the cost of living like energy prices, higher inflation levels, possible recession on the horizon and other factors.

It’s possible that private regions may drop into a medium-large decline during 2023 but hopefully these will be short term. It will be nice to see positive net growth next year.

The factors listed above may have a small or big impact on the overall grid numbers going into Second Life 20th operating year. It’s too early to tell at the moment what will happen to be honest. Second Life still has a healthy economy and strong active userbase.

  • How do you think 2022 has been so far for grid statistics in Second Life?
  • What are your predictions for 2023 for the grid statistics in Second Life?
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