Here are the latest Second Life grid statistics as of Sunday 26th September 2021 via the Second Life Grid Survey. Since early July 2021 Second Life is still showing strong positive growth in new Private Estates and new Linden Owned regions. This is very good news and hopefully this positive upward trend will continue for many more months to come.
It’s gone from 24, 147 total main grid regions on 20th January 2020 to 27, 220 on 26th September 2021. Wow! 🙂
Most of the recent region growth has come from the new Fantasy sub continent which opened in early August 2021 where hundreds of new regions were added on the grid. It’s expected hundreds of more Linden home regions (new themes) will be added within the next 12 months or so.
If the total main grid regions count surpasses 28, 000 then it would be like 2012/2013 levels again which would be great to see. If it reaches 29, 000 or 30, 000 then that would be amazing.
September 2021 Region Stats
Total Area (km)
As of 26th September 2021
Second Life Grid Statistics on 4th July 2021
Total: 26, 946 – (up from 26, 504 on 11th April 2021)
Private Estates: 18, 316 – (up from 17, 864 on 11th April 2021)
Linden Owned: 8, 630 – (down from 8, 640 on 11th April 2021)
Total Area (KM): 1765.93 – (up from 1736.97 on 11th April 2021)
My next Second Life Grid Statistics blog post will be published in late October 2021.
We are now six months into 2021 and it’s time to look back at the Second Life daily concurrency levels so far this year. As you can see in the graph above 2021 has been mostly been steady in terms of the daily active users in Second Life with no major high peaks. There have been various drops in the overall active users counts due grid issues though.
At the start of the year I did think the daily maximum count may surpass the 60, 000 mark but that has not happened yet. It got closer to the 60, 000 mark back in late March 2021 and you know there could be a good chance it may happen later this year.
2021Highs & Lows
Highest peak so far in 2021 > 57, 746 – 24th March 2021
Lowest drop so far in 2021 > 19, 842 – 31st March 2021
Breakdown – As of 30th May 2021
Maximum Daily Concurrency – 53, 000 (average peak)
Median Daily Concurrency – 40, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
Minimum Daily Concurrency – 30, 000 (average)
Daily Concurrency Levels During The Past 60 Days
To keep track of the Second Life Main Grid Stats see here. There is real time data of inworld online users and the exchange rate worth checking out. The Second Life registered users data stopped working back on 21st October 2020 showing 64, 687, 961 total resident signups.
Second Life Grid Size
Since the start of 2021 Second Life has been growing steadily in terms of the size of the main grid. Private Estates has shown positive net growth this year which is good to see. Linden owned regions have been growing throughout 2021 which is due to the lab adding new Linden Homes. Yay! 🙂
Here are the latest grid region statistics as of 30th May 2021.
Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 873
Private Estates: 18, 252
Linden Owned: 8, 621
Back on 11th April 2021
Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 504
Private Estates: 17, 864
Linden Owned: 8, 640
Back on 27th December 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 614
Private Estates: 17, 084
Linden Owned: 8, 531
Historical Stats2013 to 2020
Back on 20th January 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
Private Estates: 16, 036
Linden Owned: 8, 111
On 2nd June 2019
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
Private Estates: 16, 130
Linden Owned: 8, 017
On 30th December 2018
Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 811
Private Estates: 16, 120
Linden Owned: 7, 691
18th March 2018
Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 298
Private Estates: 16, 058
Linden Owned: 7, 240
31st December 2017
Total Main Grid regions: 23, 332
Private Estates: 16, 106
Linden Owned: 7, 226
3rd January 2016
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
Private Estates: 17, 775
Linden Owned: 7, 111
On 4th January 2015
Total number of Main Grid regions: 25, 611
Private Estates: 18, 579
Linden Owned: 7, 032
On 5th January 2014
Total number of Main Grid regions: 26, 227
Private Estates: 19, 241
Linden Owned: 6, 986
On 6th January 2013
Total number of Main Grid regions: 28, 036
Private Estates: 20, 921
Linden Owned: 7, 115
Later this month the Second Life platform turns 18 years old and at the moment the metrics look good. Hopefully the metrics will show even more growth during 2021 into 2022. It’s really good seeing the Second Life grid growing and not declining like in the early 2010s.
Tyche Shepherd has posted some interesting grid numbers on Twitter for 2020 on Sunday 3rd January 2021. Apparently 2020 was a busy time for the Second Life grid as it grew from 24, 740 regions at the start of 2020 to 25, 555 regions as of today (+3.3%). The growth was mainly driven by private regions up from 16, 105 to 17, 024 (+5.7%) as of today. Linden owned regions declined from 8, 635 to 8, 531 as of today.
As you can see from the graphs on this blog post there were actually small positive rises of new private estates during the first quarter of 2020. Between April 2020 and May 2020 there was positive growth in private estates. During June 2020 and July 2020 there was a short lived decline happening until August 2020 where the grid showed positive growth steadily. In September 2020 and October 2020 private estates dropped. Since early November 2020 private estates have been showing positive grid growth again up to the last week of 2020 where a sudden decline occurred.
Since 27th December 2020 there has been a loss of 59 private regions in Second Life but hopefully things will improve during 2021. Linden Lab is currently unable to offer new regions again. This is not caused by falling demand or interest. Lets hope the lab can sort out the land store issue within the next few weeks.
The Land Store will be undergoing unscheduled maintenance. New Private Region sales have been temporarily placed on hold. We are sorry for the inconvenience!
Tyche Shepherd tweet update for 2020…
Second Life Main Grid Size – 27th December 2020 vs 3rd January 2021
Outlook for 2021
Hopefully the lab will sort out the land store issue and then normal service will resume in terms of new region sales before the end of January 2021. It would be great to see Private Estates and Linden Owned regions increase more during 2021 without too many bumps happening.