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Second Life Statistics – September 2016 Update

Net Growth At Last

Good news this month that according to¬†Tyche Shepherd last week ending 4th September there was a net growth of 9 regions in Second Life. Linden Owned regions were among the growth this time and it’s good to see the lab adding regions in Second Life after 13 years. It’s always good to see positive net growth at any given time of the year and shows there is still interest for regions in Second Life. Yay!ūüôā

A net growth of 9 regions on the grid this week and while all the growth was among Linden Owned, the number of Private Estates remained unchanged which is probably news in itself

Second Life Regions

These are the latest grid numbers as of 4th September 2016…

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 176
  • Private Estates: 17, 098¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7, 078
  • Private Estate losses now stands at 677 regions (3.8% loss).

The grid has continued to decline in regions since my last report back in June 2016 and if the decline continues then you can expect the total amount of regions to drop below the 24, 000 mark along with Private Estates dropping under the 17, 000 mark within the next 3 months.

With the public launch of Sansar four months away it will be interesting to see what impact that will have on the grid numbers for both Second Life and for OpenSim grids. We will have to wait and see.

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 51, 000 (at max) Р27, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. In the past the daily concurrency average was much higher than this. As the summer comes to an end I would imagine the daily concurrency will start increasing again as we head into the autumn / winter season.

New Second Life Signups

As of 7th September 2016 there have been 47,  331, 992 signups for Second Life to date. On average there are between 10, 000 to 14, 000 new sign ups every day for Second Life.


On 16th August¬†Maria Korolov posted this blog post >¬†OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely lead in land growth¬†which is worth checking out. “The land area of the active public OpenSim grids now totals the equivalent of 63, 286 standard regions, an increase of nearly 4,000 regions compared to last month. Registered users went up by more than 4,000, to 480,834, and actives increased by 439 to 31,609“.

  • InWorldz, OsGrid and Metropolis have the most active users
  • OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely have the most regions

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be posted in December 2016.


Happy 13th Birthday Second Life

SL13B Map 23rd June 2016

SL13B Community Celebrations continue!ūüôā

Today marks Second Life official 13th birthday and it’s time to party. It’s amazing to think that Second Life was first launched on 23rd June 2003 developed by Linden Lab and since then Second Life has transformed so many lives.

Today Second Life has 24, 479 regions which is equivalent to 1604.26 (km²) for the total area and it would take a long time to explore it all. From the total amount of 24, 479 regions there are 17, 430 private estates and 7, 049 linden owned regions. Since June 2003 there have been 46,487,996 signups for Second Life and daily max concurrency averages around 50, 000 mark.

I have been in Second Life for almost ten years and it’s been a really good experience since October 2006. I have met so many nice people over the years and explored so many amazing places in Second Life. I started blogging in 2007 since then I have enjoyed writing about events to the big news happening on the grid. Thanks for subscribing and reading my blog posts.ūüôā

Second Life has changed in many ways since I joined and there is too much to list everything. With the introduction of Windlight, Mesh and Bento Second Life has improved so much for the better.¬†I’m sure the next 13 years will be even more exciting with more new features and improvements being added to Second Life.

SL13B Day 1_001

Time to party!

Check out SL13B section on the Second Life Destination¬†Guide to join in with the party happening now.ūüôā

Did you know ?

Map from Nov/Dec 2003

Map of Second Life from Nov/Dec 2003

Happy 13th Birthday¬†Second Life and here’s to another 13 years!ūüôā

June 2016: Second Life Statistics

My last Second Life statistics blog post was published back in early March 2016 where I mentioned that Linden Owned regions increased slightly with private estates declining yet again. All statistics used in this blog post are from the Second Life Grid Survey for reference.

Since March 2016 Private Estates have declining further and Linden Owned regions have dropped again.¬†Since the start of 2016 Second Life has lost 299 regions so far and if things don’t change soon then I would imagine at the end of 2016 the total amount of Main Grid regions will most likely drop down to the 23, 000 mark. It’s hard to tell if Project Sansar will have an impact on the grid numbers. The public launch of Project Sansar will be the end of the 2016 / early 2017.

In the graph below there have been some weeks with net growth for private estates which is good to see. It would be nice to see more net growth in the months ahead for Private Estates.

Weekly net change in Private Estates since the start of 2016

Second Life Regions

On 3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

On 6th March 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24,¬†693
  • Private Estates: 17, 568¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7, 125
  • YTD Private Estate Net Loss: 207 regions (1.2% down)¬†

As of 5th June 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24,¬†526
  • Private Estates: 17, 476¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7,¬†050
  • YTD Private Estate Net Loss:¬†299 regions¬†(1.7% down)

Daily Concurrency

Check out these graphs below showing the daily concurrency trends from 2009 to 2016. As you can see there have been a steady decline in daily concurrency since 2009 with various months being more than the others. Back in 2010 there was a lot of interest for Second Life with more residents logged in at any given time.

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 50, 000 – (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 31, 000 – (average)

Click the graphs to view them larger.

Second Life Signups

As of 7th June 2016 there have been 46, 296, 629 sign ups for Second Life to date. On average there are between 10, 000 to 12, 000 new sign ups every day for Second Life.

The next Second Life Statistics will be published in September 2016.

  • What do you think of the grid numbers above ?
  • What do you think the future will be like ?

Share your views in comments below!

Thank you!ūüôā