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Triton

11/16/2010 11:56:28 AM
Two weeks ago I thought it would be interesting to record the 24-hour population of Halo Reach once a day, so that I could eventually chart it to see trends over time and to see how other events like game releases, game updates, weekends and holidays affect population numbers. Now that some time has passed, I've decided to post the population data for everyone to see. This data is recorded automatically every night at midnight PST. As of the time of this writing, there's population data for 18 days. Here it is. [b]Daily Reach population for December 2010[/b] [url=http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chxl=0:|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|1:|0|250000|500000|750000|1000000|1250000|1500000|1750000&chxr=1,0,1750000&chxt=x,y&chbh=14,15,7&chs=962x270&cht=bvs&chco=AA0033,FF9900&chds=0,1750000&chd=t1:627904,619572,714700,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0|0,0&chg=25,50&chtt=Daily+Halo+Reach+Population+for+the+Month+of+December]Click to view data in chart form[/url] [quote] [b]Dec 01:[/b] 627,904 [b]Dec 02:[/b] 619,572 [b]Dec 03:[/b] 714,700 [/quote] [b]Daily Reach population for November 2010[/b] [url=http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chxl=0:|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|1:|0|250000|500000|750000|1000000|1250000|1500000|1750000&chxr=1,0,1750000&chxt=x,y&chbh=14,15,7&chs=930x270&cht=bvs&chco=AA0033,FF9900&chds=0,1750000&chd=t1:996988,1062478,1014336,1015170,1150430,1270647,1221318,931124,750809,759752,769766,780314,823545,761414,613132,592997,581158,566492,657482,744015,694535,604976,659385,713895,715135,777063,791518,742180,577472,633285|0,0&chg=25,50&chtt=Daily+Halo+Reach+Population+for+the+Month+of+November]Click to view data in chart form[/url] [quote] [b]Nov 01:[/b] 996,988 [b]Nov 02:[/b] 1,062,478 [b]Nov 03:[/b] 1,014,336 [b]Nov 04:[/b] 1,015,170 [b]Nov 05:[/b] 1,150,430 [b]Nov 06:[/b] 1,270,647 [b]Nov 07:[/b] 1,221,318 [b]Nov 08:[/b] 931,124 [b]Nov 09:[/b] 750,809 [b]Nov 10:[/b] 759,752 [b]Nov 11:[/b] 769,766 [b]Nov 12:[/b] 780,314 [b]Nov 13:[/b] 823,545 [b]Nov 14:[/b] 761,414 [b]Nov 15:[/b] 613,132 [b]Nov 16:[/b] 592,997 [b]Nov 17:[/b] 581,158 [b]Nov 18:[/b] 566,492 [b]Nov 19:[/b] 657,482 [b]Nov 20:[/b] 744,015 [b]Nov 21:[/b] 694,535 [b]Nov 22:[/b] 604,976 [b]Nov 23:[/b] 659,385 [b]Nov 24:[/b] 713,895 [b]Nov 25:[/b] 715,135 [b]Nov 26:[/b] 777,063 [b]Nov 27:[/b] 791,518 [b]Nov 28:[/b] 742,180 [b]Nov 29:[/b] 577,472 [b]Nov 30:[/b] 633,285 [/quote] [b]Daily Reach population for October 2010[/b] (data incomplete because I didn't start recording until the 29th) [url=http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chxl=0:|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|1:|0|250000|500000|750000|1000000|1250000|1500000|1750000&chxr=1,0,1750000&chxt=x,y&chbh=14,15,7&chs=962x270&cht=bvs&chco=AA0033,FF9900&chds=0,1750000&chd=t1:0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1180634,1255478,1157023|0,0&chg=25,50&chtt=Daily+Halo+Reach+Population+for+the+Month+of+October]Click to view data in chart form[/url] [quote] [b]Oct 29:[/b] 1,180,634 [b]Oct 30:[/b] 1,255,478 [b]Oct 31:[/b] 1,157,023 [/quote] [b]Average Reach population per day of the week since Oct 29th[/b] [url=http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chxl=0:|0|250000|500000|750000|1000000|1250000|1500000|1750000|1:|Sunday|Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday|Saturday&chxr=0,0,1750000&chxt=y,x&chbh=23,33&chs=440x270&cht=bvs&chco=AA0033&chg=25,50&chds=0,1750000&chd=t:915294,744739,739791,739409,737227,876771,977041&chtt=Average+Daily+Population+for+Halo+Reach]Click to view data in chart form[/url] [quote] [b]Sunday:[/b] 915,294 [b]Monday:[/b] 744,739 [b]Tuesday:[/b] 739,791 [b]Wednesday:[/b] 739,409 [b]Thursday:[/b] 737,227 [b]Friday:[/b] 876,771 [b]Saturday:[/b] 977,041 [/quote] For reference, a list of notable dates that could affect population: [quote][b]November 1st, 2010:[/b] Dashboard update released [b]November 2nd, 2010:[/b] Reach rank cap removed [b]November 4th, 2010:[/b] Kinect released [b]November 9th, 2010:[/b] Call of Duty: Black Ops and The Sims 3 released [b]November 16th, 2010:[/b] Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit released [b]November 18th, 2010:[/b] Black Ops title update released [b]November 25th, 2010:[/b] Thanksgiving (USA) [b]November 26th, 2010:[/b] Free Gold weekend begins [b]November 28th, 2010:[/b] Free Gold weekend ends [b]November 30th, 2010:[/b] Noble map pack released for Reach[/quote] I highly recommend looking at the charts, as it makes the numbers much easier to compare to each other. If you want to follow this project, you may want to check out its homepage [url=http://www.metahalo.com/population/]here[/url] (or [url=http://www.metahalo.64digits.com/population/]here[/url] if that link isn't working.) There you can also view the same charts, but for Halo 3. And before anyone asks, I do plan on creating more charts to show the data in different ways. Weekdays versus weekends would be one simple example. I'll update this post each night, since I can't do it automatically. [Edited on 12.04.2010 12:51 AM PST]

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