Since the start of January 2023 it appears the Second Life Main Grid total size has slightly declined again according to the Second Life Grid Survey economic metrics (as of 19th March). The cost of living (higher inflation) could be affecting these grid numbers now and the stats could get worse/better in the months ahead.
Private Estates in Second Life have dropped by over 50 regions since January 2023. This decline could be worrying if this continues for the next three months. Hopefully we will see some positive net growth soon in Private Estates.
Linden Owned regions have been steadily been increasing this year. No major theme releases so far for Linden Hones (it’s been quiet lately). More Linden Owned regions are expected to arrive through 2023 over at the Bellisseria continent.
Maybe more growth could come from SL20B scheduled for mid June where I’m sure there will be more press about Second Life. SL Mobile launch later this year may bring in tons of new residents. The lab could help with land costings with more benefits for Premium Plus members.
Second Life Main Grid size as of 19th March 2023.
- Total Regions: 27, 617
- Private Estates: 18, 324
- Linden Owned: 9, 293
Second Life Main Grid size as of 1st January 2023.
- Total Regions: 27, 659
- Private Estates: 18, 370
- Linden Owned: 9, 289
Next update will be published in June 2023 on my blog to see what’s changed during the first 6 months of 2023.
What are your predictions for 2023 in terms of the grid region numbers ? Feel free to comment below.