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July 2011 REACH Population Report
Posted By: DEEP NNN <deep_nnn@hotmail.com>Date: 8/1/11 1:17 p.m.


These values are unofficial and collected manually by me from the Bungie REACH project page. I make no guarantees for the accuracy of this data and provided no quality control or quality assurance for my work in collecting it.
http://www.bungie.net/Projects/Reach/default.aspx

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In the following graph I attempted to offset Halo 3 values such that similar days of the week for July were compared. I am not 100% happy with the result but I still feel it is a better comparison than just using exact dates.
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July 2011 REACH UU/24hr
Date, Games, Unique Users
July 1, 2011 1,728,213 694,304
July 2, 2011 1,585,442 690,458
July 3, 2011 1,581,533 671,949
July 4, 2011 1,796,944 679,289
July 5, 2011 1,823,629 684,544
July 6, 2011 1,836,362 720,205
July 7, 2011 1,849,399 737,827
July 8, 2011 2,067,344 812,506
July 9, 2011 1,769,326 760,901
July 10, 2011 1,690,604 714,489
July 11, 2011 1,712,785 715,305
July 12, 2011 1,762,413 722,663
July 13, 2011 1,856,213 718,026
July 14, 2011 1,712,779 705,950
July 15, 2011 1,697,597 704,876
July 16, 2011 1,598,892 712,313
July 17, 2011 1,655,843 692,732
July 18, 2011 1,733,896 699,938
July 19, 2011 1,795,157 710,266
July 20, 2011 1,636,214 681,502
July 21, 2011 1,684,590 683,225
July 22, 2011 1,711,495 689,419
July 23, 2011 1,594,202 697,734
July 24, 2011 1,620,819 665,330
July 25, 2011 1,732,314 686,127
July 26, 2011 2,120,495 716,836
July 27, 2011 1,922,650 709,502
July 28, 2011 1,924,788 703,196
July 29, 2011 1,748,729 702,179
July 30, 2011 1,706,912 693,991
July 31, 2011 1,711,391 662,514

Disclosure for my collection methods.
I use a simple copy and paste from Bungie's REACH project page around noon local time. Not all values were collected at exactly that time. Occasionally collection could be off by several hours. I only guarantee that I have made no willful misrepresentations by deliberately skewing collection in such a manner that poor conclusions or comparisons could be made or that any numbers presented are anything other than attempts to collect data from Bungie.

Draw conclusions at your own risk.

My observations.
REACH's 24hr UU population in July was fairly flat except for July 8 and the days on either side of it.
Bungie Day + 1 saw the population exceed that of Halo 3 for the same time period after release.
Highest population value collected 812,506.
Lowest population value collected 662,514.
Weekends have typically had a higher population but for July the peaks and valleys are so compressed itĺs difficult to pick them out.
REACH population during July 2011, is under performing by approximately 100,000/24hrs as compared to Halo 3 during July 2008.

Conclusions
Halo REACH's population is very healthy and stable.
Peaks and valleys have become very compressed and I attribute that to school holidays of all types.

Opinion
I expect the population to experience a decline in August when schools begin to open in the USA but should see a rise during and after Halofest activities at PAX 2011.
Sorry nay sayers, Halo REACH is not dead or dying. Proclaimers of such, should be shot with a frozen ball of their own shit.
If your Friends List is no longer showing anyone playing REACH, I recommend you get some new XBL friends. Actually, my friend list has increased in the number of active REACH players. So there!

Links to previous population reports
Newest to oldest.
http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1084475
http://hf.smallbits.com/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1068845
http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1074439


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July 2011 REACH Population ReportDEEP NNN 8/1/11 1:17 p.m.
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