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The short answer is “yes, but barely”. Gindipple was kind enough to share his statistics with the official Sansar Discord channel.
The first diagram is one year’s worth of statistics, showing the daily and monthly average of concurrent Sansar users. There is a noticable spike in users around the time of the Steam launch on both graphs:
Gindipple also shared the following graph, saying:
Of particular interest is this graph that shows the last 2 weeks. The spikes are the comedy event and a product meetup.
Let’s compare with the stats collected by Galen on his Metaverse Machines Live Sansar Statistics page, which displays both average and peak figures:
The news from both sets of graphs is about the same. Both show a noticeable spike in Sansar usage due to the Steam launch, but unfortunately, many of those users did not seem to stick around. However, there does seem to be a small uptick in the total number of simultaneous Sansar users overall, comparing the periods before and after the Steam launch.
Also, both Galen’s and Gindipple’s statistics show that Sansar is now hitting up to 80 concurrent users at a time, mostly due to events such as the stand-up comedy series. This is a definite improvement, although I’m quite sure that Linden Lab wants much higher numbers than that.
So, the struggle continues. And Linden Lab is far from alone in trying to figure out the magic formula that will bring users in—and make them come back. The only social VR platform which is still consistently packing the users in is VRChat (with Rec Room a distant second).
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