Second Life Region Growth Slows Down – September 2022 Update


I reported back in July 2022 on my blog that the Second Life grid been growing steadily since the start of 2022 and that at least 300 new regions were added this year. It seems the positive 2022 growth for Second Life has briefly ended by this week’s grid numbers. Hopefully this will be just a blip moment and the rebound growth will come back again soon.

Since the end of July 2022 it appears the Main Grid has lost roughly 200 regions and if another 100+ regions go offline before the end of September 2022 then the grid will end up being what it was at the start of 2022 roughly. The loss came mainly from Private Estates it appears and from the loss of SSP development regions in early August 2022.

Second Life Main Grid size as of 11 Sep 2022

OwnershipTotalGeneralModerateAdultOfflineTotal Area (km�)
Total27374258017000778681793.98
Linden Owned9210156872354070603.59
Private Estates1816410129765737981190.40
Second Life Grid Survey Data

There is no need to panic yet unless the it goes under the 27, 000 mark for the total number of main grid regions in Second Life or it goes under the 18, 000 mark for Private Estates. Even then Second Life continues as normal and remains pretty healthy in the economy.

Inflation is a big worry going forward over the next 3-6 months+ and I hope this is not the start of a huge decline for Second Life again after positive net growth in recent years or so. Challenging times ahead maybe.

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Region Stats From 2020, 2021 and 2022

Here are the region statistics as of 24th July 2022

  • Total: 27, 575
  • Private Estates: 18, 326
  • Linden Owned: 9, 249

Here are the region statistics from 2nd January 2022

  • Total: 27, 231
  • Private Estates: 18, 332
  • Linden Owned: 8, 909

Here are the region statistics from 3rd January 2021

  • Total: 25, 555
  • Private Estates: 17, 024
  • Linden Owned: 8, 531

Here are the region statistics from 20th January 2020

  • Total: 24, 147
  • Private Estates: 16, 036
  • Linden Owned: 8, 111
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Second Life Region Statistics – July 2022 Update


Since the start of 2022 Second Life has been growing steadily showing positive net growth for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. At least 300 new regions have been added since the start of 2022 which is amazing and hopefully hundreds more will arrive in the months ahead.

The growth again has mostly come from the expansion of the Bellisseria continent (Linden owned regions) which still having a positive effect on the overall grid numbers (Newbrooke expansion etc). More Linden Owned regions are expected to arrive on the grid between now and the end of 2022. It will be interesting to see the total amount later in the year to see the overall growth for 2022.

Since the start of 2021 there has been roughly 2, 000 new regions that have been added on the grid which is pretty cool. By the end of 2023/early 2024 at the current rates I estimate it may reach the 28, 000 regions mark. The big issue would be if the inflation rate goes up the grid may suffer in the winter months ahead (a recession hits or something major). Anything is possible and it’s not clear what impact it could have.

Here are the latest Second Life region statistics as of Sunday 24th July 2022.

  • Total: 27, 575
  • Private Estates: 18, 326
  • Linden Owned: 9, 249

Here are the region statistics from 2nd January 2022…

  • Total: 27, 231
  • Private Estates: 18, 332
  • Linden Owned: 8, 909

Here are the region statistics from 3rd January 2021….

  • Total: 25, 555
  • Private Estates: 17, 024
  • Linden Owned: 8, 531

One thing is for sure is that Second Life is growing after 19 years being online and hopefully this growth trend will continue for some time yet.

Second Life Resident Signups Data Returns


It appears that the Second Life resident signups API data has returned on the Second Life Grid Survey, SL Stats and the API Second Life page. The newest data started to come in from 15th March 2022 up to 4th April 2022 on the Second Life Grid Survey. For some reason between late October 2020 to mid March 2022 the data stopped.

There have been roughly 2 million resident signups since 21st October 2020 if this data this correct. If this trend continues then Second Life would reach 70 million resident signups by 2025/2026.

  • 4th April 2022: 66, 568, 939
  • 21st October 2020: 64, 687, 961
  • 4th December 2009: 17, 456, 832 (first data published)

I just wonder how long the data will be keep on being published and I hope that it stays switched on for historical purposes. I will check it from time to time to see if the data api is running and will report back later in the year.

Second Life Grid Survey – As of 4th April 2022

SL Stats – As of 6th April 2022

Second Life API – As of 6th April 2022

Do you think this data is correct from the sources above ? Let me know in comments below.

Second Life Grid Statistics – March Update 2022


This is the spring update on the latest Second Life grid statistics looking back at the past three months of 2022. My last stats blog post was made on 2nd January 2022 where I reported that 2021 was a good strong year for Second Life growth. Interest overall was up for residents buying their own private estates around the grid and Linden Owned regions showed positive growth trends through 2021.

As we approach the start of April 2022 it’s time to look at what’s been happening over the past three months in terms of regions, daily concurrency, registered signups and the Second Life website traffic stats. My next grid statistics blog posts will be published at the end of June, September and December 2022. I will blog if any big changes do happen of course during the year.

Second Life Regions

Since early January 2022 the Second Life grid has showed steady positive growth (+172 regions). This is really good news to see more regions being added on the Second Life grid and I really hope this positive regions trend continues for the rest of the year. There might be something in the upcoming Premium Plus package where interest for new regions will go up even further or if the lab announce any land price reductions.

Most of the growth during the past three months has again come from Linden Owned regions where most of which have been added to the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. There is at least another few Linden Home themes still yet to be announced and be released on the grid. I would expect the Linden Owned regions will triple over the next 10 months or so. It’s going to be close to 28, 000 by 2023 hopefully if more growth happens.

Main Grid Size as of 27th March 2022 – (vs 2nd January 2022)

  • Total: 27, 403 – (up from 27, 231)
  • Private Estates: 18, 339 – (up from 18, 332)
  • Linden Owned: 9, 064 – (up from 8, 909)
  • Total Area: 1795.88KM – (up from 1784.61KM)

Second Life Daily User Concurrency

At the end of December 2021 I reported that the Second Life user concurrency remained stable through 2021 which was good to see happening. The highest peak for 2021 was 57, 746 on 23rd March 2021 and since it’s been averaging around 51, 000 to 55, 000 since start of 2022.

March 2022 Daily Concurrency Levels 

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 48, 000 to 53, 000 (average)
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 28, 000 to 33, 000 (average)

The green line above marks the start of 2022 for reference and as you can see there has already been some noticeable drops in daily user concurrency on 25th January, 8th February and 15th February. It’s not really gone above the 56, 000 mark (at max) so far in 2022 but hopefully there will be high peaks again soon.

We will have to see if the trends continue like this or get better when I published my next stats blog post in June 2022.

Second Life Registered Signups

On 29th March 2022 the SL Stats graphs showed that there have been 66, 557, 066 registered Second Life signups since the launch back in 2003. Data resumed from 15th March 2022 and it’s not clear if these are correct figures or if there has been a mix up somewhere. Back at SL18B the official figure’s from the lab was 70+ million registered accounts as of mid June 2021.

Second Life Website Traffic

Here are the latest Second Life website traffic stats for the past three months via similarweb which tracks secondlife.com traffic. These are pretty interesting statistics when you scroll down the page from the global rank, average visit duration, pages per visit, bounce rate and more.

  • Employees: 201 – 500
  • Revenue: $10.0M – $15.0M
  • Global Rank: 3, 730 / Country Rank: 1, 405 (US)

Total Visits Last 3 Months – (it’s a month behind)

  • December 2021: 12.1 million
  • January 2022: 11.4 million
  • February 2022: 10.3 million
  • March 2022: Should be published at some point in April 2022

Top Countries – Based on geographic location of a site’s core audience over the past month. Here are the countries sending the most traffic to secondlife.com in order.

  • United Stats: 48.70%
  • United Kingdom: 5.55%
  • Germany: 4.58%
  • Brazil: 4.32%
  • Canada: 4.30%
  • Others: 32.55%

Marketing Channels Overview – Digital marketing channels driving traffic to secondlife.com

  • Direct: 72.81%
  • Search: 16.43%
  • Social: 7.19%
  • Referrals: 1.94%
  • Mail: 1.60%
  • Display: 0.03%

Keyword Search Traffic – List of top paid and organic keywords driving traffic to secondlife.com

  • Organic: 99.97% / Paid: 0.03%
  • Total Keywords: 16.8k
  • secondlife – 14.43%
  • sl marketplace – 3.69%
  • secondlife – 3.28%

Social Network Distribution – Top social media networks directing traffic to secondlife.com

  • Facebook: 42.46%
  • YouTube: 24.59%
  • Pinterest: 10.30%
  • Twitter: 5.71%
  • Flickr: 4.81%
  • Others: 12.14%

I hope these grid and website statistics are useful for everybody. Feel free to blog about it and spread the word. Thanks.

First 2022 Second Life Grid Regions Update


On 2nd January 2022 the Second Life Grid Survey region data updated with the latest grid region statistics for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. It shows how many General, Moderate, Adult, Offline regions there are including the total area (KM).

2021 overall was a good strong year for Second Life growth in terms of regions on the grid which now equals to 1784.61 KM. Private Estates showed net growth through 2021 which is good news and Linden Owned regions grew further once again. I believe region losses for 2021 were much lower compared with previous years.

Interest for regions were on up during 2021 and hopefully these positive trends will continue in the right direction during 2022. I will blog again in April, August and December to see what’s going on with the latest grid statistics.

All statistics below are updated as of 2nd January 2021 via Second Life Grid Survey.

Total Regions

  • 3rd January 2021: 25, 555
  • 2nd January 2022: 27, 231

Private Estates

  • 3rd January 2021: 17, 024
  • 2nd January 2022: 18, 332

Linden Owned

  • 3rd January 2021: 8, 531
  • 2nd January 2022: 8, 909

Full Table Breakdown

Second Life Main Grid size as of 2 Jan 2022

OwnershipTotalGeneralModerateAdultOfflineTotal Area (km�)
Total27231261316989762451784.61
Linden Owned8909157569274070583.86
Private Estates18322103810062721751200.75

Here are some of my related blog posts for SL statistics….

Second Life Grid Size as of 5th December 2021


On Sunday 5th December the statistics were updated on the Second Life Grid Survey showing the current main grid size of Second Life. The small table at the top of the main page normally gets updated at the end of each week. This is a great resource to keep track on the latest Second Life metrics.

The good news is that 2021 overall has been a very good year for region growth in Second Life and the net losses has not been that bad for at least a few years or so now. Yay! 🙂

Most of the net growth has come from the Private Estates (over 1, 000 regions added in 2021) and the growth of the Bellisseria continent (over 300 regions added in 2021). The total area of Second Life is now 1786.64 km. I hope this upward trend continues throughout 2022 and into 2023.

I would expect the expansion of the Bellisseria continent will continue for at least another few years at least as more Linden home themes are planned to be released. Maybe another 200 to 500 Linden home regions before 2023. I would hope there will be further increases in Private Estates throughout 2022 along with improvements made to Second Life.

Over 80 regions were offline at the time of this latest update on the SL Grid Survey page. We will have to wait and see if the numbers change much in the last three weeks of 2021.

Here is the Main Grid size as of 5th December 2021…

Here is the Main Grid size at the start of January 2021…

One thing is for sure interest for Second Life is continuing to show positive signs of growth once again. I will post another update at the end of December 2021 to report on any recent changes that may occur.

Second Life Grid Statistics – October 2021 Update


This is the October 2021 Update on the latest Second Life Grid Statistics including region stats, daily concurrency stats and Second Life website traffic. It’s hard to believe there are just a few months left of 2021. My next grid statistics blog post will be published end of December 2021.

Second Life Regions

Since the end of September 2021 Second Life has continued to show positive net growth from 27, 220 on 26th September 2021 to 27, 284 as of 24th October 2021. Private Estate growth has slowly slightly while there is a big increase in Linden Owned regions in recent weeks. Linden owned regions count was 8, 867 on 26th September and now it’s gone up to 8, 934 as of 24th October 2021.

At the end of 2020 there was 25, 614 regions in total in Second Life. Since then the grid has showed positive net growth for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. There has been more interest this year it appears which is very good news for the lab.

OwnershipTotalGeneralModerateAdultOfflineTotal Area (km�)
Total272842619169877667111788.08
Linden Owned8934157769494071585.50
Private Estates183501042100387260101202.59
Main Grid Size as of 24th October 2021

The growth of Linden owned regions is mainly due to the expansion of the Bellisseria continent from the east side of the chalet sub continent and west/north side of the new fantasy sub continent. This is set to rise further in the next 6 to 12 months as more Linden home themes are being either worked on now or being planned soon.

The next Linden home theme will probably be announced at the 2021 SL Christmas Expo happening from 3rd to 14th December 2021.

Second Life Daily Concurrency

The daily Second Life user concurrency is staying stable at the moment with no major maximum peaks during the past month or so. The daily user concurrency seems to be averaging between 30, 000 at non-peak to 54, 000 at peak. At the start of 2021 the daily peak levels were slightly higher with 57, 000 (average) inworld and as the year has gone on it’s dropped down.

I would expect the Second Life daily user concurrency to rise again slightly during the winter (2021) and into early spring 2022 as everyone normally stays inside. Something between 34, 000 to 58, 000 I predict in the winter months.

Daily User Concurrency Levels – October 2021

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 48, 000 to 54, 000 (average)
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 30, 000 to 32, 000 (average)

Second Life Website Traffic

Here are the latest Second Life website traffic stats below for September 2021. These are numbers are reported on similarweb which tracks secondlife.com traffic.

  • 11 million visits – (global rank 3, 605)
  • Average visit duration – 10mins / 59seconds
  • Pages per visit – 13.12
  • United States 45.89% + United Kingdom 6.13% (most website traffic)
  • 95.51% organic searches / 4.49% paid searches to secondlife.com

> Second Life registered accounts data is no longer available anymore.

Second Life Region Statistics -September 2021


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

OwnershipTotalGeneralModerateAdultOfflineTotal Area (km)
Total27220262116909768281783.89
Linden Owned8867157668824081581.11
Private Estates18353104510027727471202.78
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.

Second Life Daily User Concurrency Levels Decline Slightly Since Mid May 2021


Second Life Daily Concurrency Levels – August 2020 to August 2021

It appears that the Second Life daily concurrency levels have declined slightly since mid May 2021 in terms of the maximum number of daily online users and the average online users every day has dropped a few points. The Second Life daily concurrency levels have not reached or gone above the 60, 000 mark so far in 2021. The highest peak so far in 2021 was 57, 767 on 29th March 2021. Back in 2020 the highest peak was 60, 068 recorded on 13th April 2020.

At the start of 2021 the daily Second Life user concurrency was doing alright averaging between 55, 000 to 57, 000 at peak times. So far in August 2021 its averaging 51, 000 to 52, 000 at peak times.

August 2021 Daily Concurrency Levels

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 51, 000 to 52, 000 (average)
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 39, 000 (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 000 to 29, 000 (average)

There have been some noticeable losses in the minimum user concurrency levels on 13th January (25, 282), 10th February (24, 100) and 31st March (19, 842). Since June 2021 the grid has been showing good stability for grid outrages.

The road ahead

I would imagine this current user concurrency trend will remain this way until Autumn/Winter kicks in when the levels should start increasing again slowly (55k then 60k etc). It will be interesting to see if the gacha ban will have any impact or not on the overall user concurrency numbers starting 1st September 2021+.

I think it would be good to see the Second Life user concurrency levels rise again (above 60k) towards the end of the year into 2022. At the moment there is no need to panic as this trend normally happens annually.

My next update on the Second Life daily user concurrency levels and the overall grid statistics will be published in late October 2021.

Second Life Grid Statistics – July 2021 Update


Second Life Main Grid Size

On Sunday 4th July 2021 the Second Life Grid Survey which tracks the economic metrics updated with last week’s main grid size stats. Since April 2021 Second Life is still showing positive grid growth mainly through private estates it appears. Roughly 400 new regions have been added since early April 2021 which is great news. Yay! 🙂

If the Second Life grid regions could reach 28, 000+ within the next few years it would go back to 2012/2013 levels where the main grid was bigger. It’s going to reach 27, 000 main grid regions within the next month or so if trends continue as they are.

Total Main Grid Regions Historical Stats

  • 26, 504 – 11th April 2021
  • 25, 160 – 7th June 2020
  • 24, 147 – 2nd June 2019
  • 23, 811 – 30th December 2018
  • 23, 332 – 31st December 2017
  • 24, 886 – 3rd January 2016
  • 25, 611 – 4th January 2015
  • 26, 227 – 5th January 2014
  • 28, 036 – 6th January 2013
  • 28, 254 – 10th December 2012

Linden owned regions have slightly dropped a little but I think this will increase again in months ahead with the expansion of the Bellisseria continent with the new release of the Fantasy Linden Homes sub continent expected before the end of the year. There could be another LH theme release happening but that’s still yet to be confirmed from the lab.

Stats Correct As of 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)

Breakdown of Ownership

  • General: 2, 645
  • Moderate: 16. 687
  • Adult: 7, 593

Private Estates Breakdown

  • General: 1, 080
  • Moderate: 10, 029
  • Adult: 7, 186

Linden Owned Breakdown

  • General: 1, 565
  • Moderate: 6, 658
  • Adult: 407

Second Life User Concurrency

Softhyena SL Stats website provides updated Second Life statistics on real time online users, the exchange rate and registered users (no longer available). The focus on this page is mainly the Second Life user concurrency which tracks the past 24 hours, past 60 days and the past year.

At the start of 2021 the daily Second Life user concurrency was doing alright averaging between 55, 000 to 57, 000 at peak. Since March 2021 the daily Second Life user concurrency has actually dropped slightly for whatever reason. We are now in the summer months so I would imagine this trend will continue until September 2021 roughly when more residents start logging into Second Life again as the autumn/winter kicks in.

So far in July 2021 the maximum daily concurrency is reaching around the 51, 000 mark going down to 29, 000 for the minimum daily concurrency average.

July 2021 Daily Concurrency Levels

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 47, 000 to 51, 000
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 38, 000 to 41, 000
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 29, 000 to 33, 000

Highest peak so far in 2021 was 57, 767 on 29th March 2021.  

Recap Of 2020

At the start of 2020 the daily average peak was around the 50, 000 mark. Between March 2020 and May 2020 the daily average maximum Second Life user concurrency stayed around the 60, 000 mark. From late May 2020 until January 2021 the daily maximum figure stayed around 52, 000 to 55, 000 at peak.

The highest 2020 peak was 60, 068 on 13th April 2020. During March & April 2020 the daily concurrency remained high.

Tyche Shepherd chart showing the Second Life concurrency figures from December 2009 to January 2020. As you can see the daily user concurrency peaked back in 2009 and has declined mostly since then which is a real shame. Hopefully the daily user concurrency will start going up soon.

  • December 2009: Max: 80, 000 / Median: 60, 000 / Minimum: 40, 000
  • July 2021: Max: 51, 000 / Median: 38, 000 / Minimum: 29, 000

I think if the daily user concurrency rises around the 55, 000 to 60, 000 mark later this year and then head upwards to 65, 000 in 2022 that would be good news.

Second Life Signups

As of mid June 2021 there are 70+ million total registered accounts for Second Life. This is the latest metric by Brett Linden which was mentioned during the Meet the Linden series at SL18B.

Second Life Website Traffic

Second Life Website Total Visits For June 2021

There are interesting stats from SimilarWeb which tracks website traffic along with Android and IOS apps stats across the globe. This is a useful website to see what’s going on with Secondlife.com and many other websites. According to the latest data the Second Life website gets over 10 million visits each month. In June 2021 total visits to the Second Life website have gone up slightly. Hopefully this upwards trend will continue for the rest of 2021.

Second Life website total visits over the years

  • June 2021: 11.28 million visits
  • February 2021: 9.44 million visits
  • December 2018: 21 million visits
  • December 2013: 16.5 million visits

Total visits to secondlife.com over the last 6 months

  • January 2021: 11, 800, 000
  • February 2021: 9, 800, 000
  • March 2021: 11, 400, 000
  • April 2021: 10, 700, 000
  • May 2021: 11, 000, 000
  • June 2021: 11, 300, 000

Most of the traffic to the Second Life website has come from the United States (50%) and the United Kingdom (5.97%) followed by Canada (5.15%) etc via Desktop.

More Second Life General Statistics

Second Life General Statistics / Metrics – Mid June 2021

  • Total registered accounts: 70+ million.
  • Average daily usage: Currently 200, 000 users across 200 countries.
  • GDP: Equivalent to US $600 million.
  • Creator cash-outs: Over $80 million in last 12 months.

Second Life Population Count – June 2021

  • Average daily concurrency averages 40, 000 with peak concurrency hitting 55, 000

My next Second Life Grid Statistics blog post will be published in October 2021.