Blockchain Games Q3 2021: Which NFT Game Became the Most Popular?

The period from July to October 2021 has become one of the most important for P2E (Play to Earn) blockchain games. About 50% of active digital wallets are connected to crypto games, and this number reached 754K. 

In-game collectible sales generated 20% of the $10.6 billion earned by all NFT projects. Today, we have collected all the P2E games analytics for the past few months. Let’s find out which games are in the TOP now!

Dominance of NFT games trading volume in the overall structure of NFT sales

GameFi News: Q3 Key Figures

  • The average number of unique active wallets (UAW) per day is 1.54 million. This is 25% more than in Q2, and 509% more than last year’s same period.
  • In-game NFT sales generated $2.32 billion (21.72% of the market).
  • In the same period, the entire NFT market earned $10.67 billion (+704% compared to Q2).
  • Axie Infinity’s trading turnover amounted to more than $2.08 billion, which is 19% of the total NFT trading volume during this period.
  • Splinterlands has become the most played game in the industry. In September, the number of UAWs was 245K daily, increasing by 3267% at the end of June.
  • The rest of the games, not including Axie Infinity, generated revenue of $56.4 million, increasing by 21% over Q2.
Unique Active Wallets Chart

TOP GameFi Blockchains

Gaming Blockchain Dominance in Three Quarters of 2021

WAX has gained a lot of popularity. Its projects generated 350 thousand unique wallets every day. The most popular games are Alien Worlds and Farmers World.

Despite a large player base, blockchain dominance has declined by 31% compared to Q2. At the end of June, the network concentrated 82% of the UAW, and a month later, the figure dropped to 51%.

BSC gained a part of the audience from WAX. Its share increased by 20%, while 608K UAWs were recorded daily, 28% of which were games on the blockchain. Growth in comparison with the previous quarter is 1,701%.

Number of Unique Wallets in the BSC Network

The most popular gaming project on this blockchain is CryptoBlades. In addition, reading the NFT games news, it’s clear that MOBOX and CryptoBay are also attracting players’ attention.

CryptoBlades UAW Chart

Solana is growing in popularity as the Star Atlas project grows, whose launch is scheduled for 2022. A less popular game is Aurory, which will have PVE and PVP modes.

Separately, it is worth mentioning the role-playing action game Project Seed, where users will have to fight all sorts of creatures on digital gaming land plots. Cryowar on the Unreal engine with PVP mode and Ninja Game (also an action RPG) is similar to Diablo in gameplay.

Polygon attracted 30,000 daily UAWs in September, which is 373% more than in Q2 — largely thanks to the launch of the Arc8 project by Gamee, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands.

Number of Unique Wallets in the Arc8 Network

Also noteworthy are Aavegotchi and Revv Racing. In the future, Polygon is expected to integrate with projects such as Sandbox, Ember Sword, Doctor Who: Worlds Apart. 

Immutable X is represented mainly by activity in the games Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians — the latter has 150K users. We are waiting for the release of Illuvium, a high-budget project developed by a large studio. 

TOP NFT Games of Q3

Axie Infinity

The game has become a real record holder, surpassing in sales such popular NFT collections as CryptoPunks and NBA Top Shot.

Axie Infinity Trading Volume Chart

The trading volume from July to October amounted to $2.08 billion, or 83% of the project’s revenues in the entire history of its existence. The game’s revenue reached $800 million. It surpassed all other projects on this indicator and is second only to Ethereum.

Number of Wallets in Axie Infinity

In Q3, Axie Infinity started AXS staking. Ten thousand first participants received rewards from the total pool of 800,000 AXS. At the beginning of October, 30% of AXS in turnover (17.8 million) was stacked, amounting to $2.15 billion.

Splinterlands

The project on the Hive blockchain became quite popular in September. In the first month of autumn, the UAW figure was 245 thousand per day. The number of players increased by 3267% compared to the end of June. The number of transactions increased by 177%, and the volume of generated funds increased by 1200% ($1.18 million).

The relationship between UAW and transaction count in Splinterlands

The game generates 98% of transactions on the Hive network. The basis of its growth was the SPS token launched in August. Its holders will be able to vote for the future of the project.

Dominance of DApps in September

The developers are planning to improve the game mechanics. This process has already begun with the addition of Chaos Legion cards. You can get the set in exchange for a voucher given for staking SPS.

You can get Dark Energy Crystals (DEC), farmed in the game thanks to the new cards. This feature directly influenced the P2E strategy.

Sandbox

The project’s revenue for Q3 was $56.37 million. The developers engaged in partnerships with Atari, The Walking Dead, and Snoop Dogg. The collaboration spurred the purchase of land plots, generating over $17 million in profits.

Trading Volume in Different Metaverse DApps

Conclusion

Summing up, we note that the Q4 prospects for NFT game projects are not worse than in Q3. At the end of the year, many games have planned airdrops and land sales. Many important updates are expected. Therefore, it is worth following the projects from the article and the new products that enter the market.

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