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Second Life regions drop under the 25, 000 mark

On 8th November Tyche Shepherd announced that Second Life regions dropped below the 25, 000 regions mark for the first time since June 2008. During the summer private estates dropped below the 18, 000 mark and sadly the decline is still happening it seems.

Overall Second Life is still a huge virtual world today and it’s been a success after 12 years. Second Life is going to be around for many more years to come. There needs to be more interest and lowering the tier may help.

As of 8th November 2015

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 985
  • Private Estates: 17, 888
  • Linden Owned: 7, 097
  • The year to date private estate losses now stands at 712 = (3.8% down on last year). 

The graph below shows the weekly net change in the number of private estate regions since 28th December 2014. As we look at 2015 there have been some signs of growth however it’s mostly been declining throughout the year.

  • Do you think the decline will continue during 2016 ?
  • Will there be growth during 2016 ?  
  • What needs to be done ? 

Useful links for grid numbers

New video infographic shows how big Second Life is

When browsing SLUniverse Forums today I came across a thread called Just How Big is Second Life ? – Video Infographic by Luca Grabacr. This is a very interesting infographic showing some updated and some historical statistics about Second Life. 

“Having a hard time convincing people that SL isn’t dead yet? Show them this”

I agree, Second Life is not dead yet and Second Life will be here for many more years to come. There is still interest in Second Life after 12 years and Linden Lab are still improving the platform. I’ve been in Second Life for 9 years now and I still love Second Life!.

What do you think about this video infographic ?. Share your views in comments below!

Second Life & OpenSim Stats Update – October 2015

My last stats blog post for Second Life and OpenSim was published back in July 2015. I reported that Second Life regions were still declining and that OpenSim regions were increasing.

Not much has changed since then however it’s worth pointing out that Private Estates dropped under the 18, 000 mark since July 2015. If trends continue then the total number of Main Grid regions will drop under the 25, 000 mark within the next three months. Something needs to be done to stop the decline going into the red and for a recovery to start happening sooner than later.

OpenSim seems to be doing rather well this year with new records being regularly in terms of region counts and active users. The Hypergrid is still gaining interest it seems and I would imagine more records will be set before the end of the year. My next report will be the end of December 2015.

Here are the latest numbers for October 2015

Second Life

As of 20th October 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid regions: 25, 103
  • Private Estates: 17, 966 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 137
  • Year to date for private estate net loss: 634 regions = 3.4% down

Via SLUniverse Forums

Second Life Signups

  • 43, 634, 454 total signups for Second Life so far
  • Average of 10, 000 – 12, 000 new signups everyday for Second Life

Maximum Daily Concurrency dropped during the course of 2015 and is slowly going up again as we near the end of the year. 


As of 15th October 2015

  • Now the equivalent of 68, 941 standard regions on 302 active public grids on OpenSim
  • 487, 243 registered users
  • 33, 454 active users
  • InWorldz top for active users: 6, 696
  • Virtual Worlds Grid top for region counts: 19, 749

Via Hypergrid Business

Hypergrid Business Data


“This month, hypergrid-enabled grids gained a net of 1,820 active users this month, while the closed grids gained 60. Currently, 74 percent of all public grids are on the hypergrid, accounting for 93 percent of OpenSim’s total land area and 65 percent of its active users”.

Hypergrid Business Data

Update on the latest Second Life statistics – September 2015

At the start of 2015 I posted a update on the grid numbers for Second Life and here are the latest statistics for September 2015. Back then on 4th January 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions was 25, 611 regions, for private estates there were 18, 579 regions and for Linden owned regions there were 7, 032 regions.

Regions Update

Here are the latest region numbers as of 13th September 2015 via the New SL Sims in past week thread on the SLUniverse Forums.

  • Main Grid Regions: 25, 223
  • Private Estates: 18, 098
  • Linden Owned: 7, 125

So far the year to date for net private estate region loss now stands at 502 regions = (2.7% loss). As you can see the total number of Main Grid regions have declined further during 2015 and private estates have declined too. Linden owned regions have been increasing this year which is rather interesting I think.

I would imagine if rates continue as they are, the total amount of main grid regions will drop under the 25, 000 mark and the private estates to drop under the 18, 000 mark before the end of 2015/early 2016. I hope things will change soon for the better soon and it will be very disappointing if it were to go below these marks above.

As many know already the lab are working on the next generation platform and it will be interesting to watch the grid numbers for Second Life & OpenSim grids when the next generation platform launches.

Daily Concurrency Update

The daily concurrency seems to be averaging around 53, 000 at max and 27, 000 at min. These graphs can be found on the Second Life Grid Survey.

Check out this interesting historical daily concurrency graph going right back to 5th December 2009 through until September 2015. As you can see from the bigger picture interest has been going down hill since 2009 with some peaks over the years.

Here are graphs showing the maximum and minimum for the daily concurrency since 2009.

Signups Update

As of 13th September 2015 there have been 43, 249, 078 to date. On average there are 8, 000 to 10, 000 new signups for Second Life everyday.

My next Second Life statistics post will be published in late December 2015.

July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase

My last statistics blog post was published back in March 2015. This is a update on the latest stats for Second Life & OpenSim for July 2015.

Latest News on Second Life Active Users

Recently Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) was interviewed by Xconomy and Ebbe revealed some new stats on Second Life’s active users a month. Apparently there are more than 213 Linden employee’s Ebbe said. I would imagine this number will much higher in the years to come.

Second Life now hosts about 900,000 active users a month—a bit lower than its peak of about a million years ago. As a private company, Linden Lab doesn’t disclose its revenues. It had raised a total of about $30 million in equity financing by 2006.

Second Life Regions Count Update

Since 17th March 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions have dropped again and private Estates have too. Linden Owned regions have increased a bit since March 2015. See the stats from this time last year

4th January 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 611
  • Private Estates: 18, 579
  • Linden Owned: 7, 032

17th March 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 549 
  • Private Estates: 18, 535 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 014

As of 28th June 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 364 
  • Private Estates: 18, 330
  • Linden Owned: 7, 034

If rates continue then expect the total number of Main Grids to go under the 25, 000 mark before the summer. Private Estates will go under the 18, 000 mark before the summer if trends continue. I hope this doesn’t happen and I believe things can change for the better.

Second Life Daily Concurrency Update

The Daily Concurrency in Second Life now reaches a high peak of 52, 000 on average with the low peak of 27, 000 on average. The Median Daily Concurrency is reaching the 40, 000 mark at the moment. The Mean Daily Concurrency is reaching 39, 000 at the moment.

As you can tell in the graph below the numbers are declining more and more each year which is very alarming. The daily concurrency numbers were much higher many years ago. It will be interesting to see if the current numbers will decline, stay the same or increase before 2016.

Second Life Signups Update

  • Average of 10, 000 – 12, 500 new signups everyday for Second Life
  • 42, 522, 204 total signups so far for Second Life since the beginning

OpenSim Stats Update

According to Hypergrid Business latest monthly OpenSim statistics post made on 15th June 2015 regions grow, activity slows on OpenSim grids.

OpenSim’s land area hit a new high this month and more than 9,000 new users registered on the grids, but active user numbers slipped by 672 as we enter the summer months.

Summary of the latest stats from OpenSim

  • 9, 000 new users registered on registered grids
  • Active users dropped by 672
  • OpenSim grids increased by 1, 733
  • New total of 62, 995 regions
  • 31, 397 active users – 672 less than the previous month
  • InWorldz (7, 630), OSgrid (3, 488), Metropolis (3, 182)  and Craft World (1, 085) are the most popular active user grids
  • Virtual Worlds Grid (19, 636), OSgrid (9, 633), Kitely (8, 075) and Metropolis (7, 324) have the most regions
  • Hypergrid now accounts for 62% of all active users, closed grids counts for 38%. InWorldz has 24% of all active users with closed grids having 14% of the active user base

My next stats post will be published in September 2015 then a year look back in late December 2015.

500 follows milestone reached

Today my blog reached the 500 Follows milestone and I like to say thanks so much for following my blog over the years. Thanks for your support and it would be fantastic to reach the 1, 000 Follows milestone within the next few years.

Yay, 500 follows! 

Yay 500 Follows!

  • 100 Follows – 19th May 2012
  • 200 Follows – 30th April 2013
  • 500 Follows – 17th March 2015

Recently my blog reached the 400, 000 blog views milestone and that’s incredible I think. It would be great to reach the 500, 000 blog views milestone within the next year or two.

If you are a WordPress user then you can check out your Trophy Case to see what you have including follows, likes and anniversary’s.  Woooot! :D

I’ll keep everyone posted if I reach any other milestones in the near future for sure. :D

InWorldz 6th Birthday new poster and preliminary schedule

IW6 poster

IW6 new poster

In a few weeks time InWorldz will be celebrating its big 6th birthday event and this year it’s going to be amazing. The IW6 builders are busy preparing the regions for the grand opening celebrations. The focus this year for the birthday is community and team builds. Check out the new IW6 poster above designed by Zarmina Naidu. :)

The preliminary schedule has been released showing entertainment listings from 27th March through 2nd April 2015. The big grand IW6 birthday bash party will be happening on 1st April 2015. Apparently there will be contests and other fun activities throughout April and May on the grid of InWorldz to celebrate six years.

Here is a sneak preview of the IW6 Welcome Area and it looks very nice so far. I’ll be blogging more on IW6 in upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for that.

IW6 welcome area

First preview of the IW6 welcome area

Are you excited about InWorldz 6th Birthday ? Please comment below! :)