Sansar User Concurrency Statistics: A Second Set of Data, with a Look at Maximum User Concurrency Figures

Not too long ago, I shared recent Sansar user concurrency statistics from Gindipple. Gindipple’s figures have sparked a bit of controversy and debate, about what they actually portray. Some have taken away the “fact” that there are never more than 20 people in Sansar at any one time, which is an incorrect interpretation of the data.

Today, I want to share with you another set of user statistics, this one compiled by Galen, who scraped data automatically from the Sansar Atlas in much the same way as Gindipple does. (Galen may be sampling the data more or less often than Gindipple; I didn’t ask either of them how often they sampled the data in the Atlas.)

Galen’s first chart shows minimum (blue line), average (red line) and maximum (yellow line) user concurrency over the past three months (please click on this image to see it in its full size):

Galen says:

…Average concurrency is not what most people care about. They typically care about peak concurrency. And average peak concurrency.

The maximum concurrency values from day to day are more like 20 – 30, even if my calculation of average concurrency hovers around 10. That number is useful but confusing.

And then from week to week, here’s what we see:

Once again, please click on the image below to see it in full size:

Galen adds:

See how the peaks are averaging 30 – 40? That literally means that during each week, there are 30 – 50 people in all experiences at one time for at least one snapshot of time I took during that week. The averages are very interesting, but harder for most people to make sense of.

It actually makes more sense (to me at least) to discuss maximum (or peak) user concurrency figures, rather than average user concurrency figures. Thanks for sharing your statistics, Galen!

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