According to the ratings page of provisional BKR players in Brainking.com, the number of shogi players who has provisional BKR decreased to 135 at the end of September(JST). The site has added shogi to its wide variety of game line since August 12, 2005(JST). Comparing with the end of August, 2007, the number of shogi players decreased by 1. Please refer to the definition of BKR(BrainKing Rating) if you like to know. .
The number of minishogi players who has provisional BKR is 101 at the end of September.