This Week’s Best NFT Games and Collections – January 1
The new year has arrived, and with it many flashbacks to the past year. For us, we have one last look at the best NFT weekly games and collections for 2022. This past week saw some amazing changes!
The last week of the year saw significant activity in the largest NFT markets, with surges in post-Christmas purchases propelling millions of dollars in exchange for NFTs. And while some of the gameplay activity seemed to slow down a bit, the overall gameplay scene did show some surprise alpha announcements for Axie and Illuvium!
Things have certainly changed a lot in the blockchain scene since early 2022. And I imagine we’ll see just as many changes over the next year, some good, some bad. But overall, the legitimacy of NFTs and web3 games continues to grow. Stay with us as we continue to report and comment on the latest web3 ecosystem news and events!
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Top play to win games from active users this week
This last week of the year saw a huge drop in Alien Worlds active users, over 25% in fact! This allowed Splinterlands to claim the top spot, even though it also saw a small drop in active users. Now certainly some of this can be attributed to vacations and people traveling, but it’s still amazing! Is it a changing of the guard or just a momentary anomaly in the data?
We also saw a shift this week between third and fourth place, as Farmers World continued to make progress and Benji Bananas saw a big drop in active users. Our other most recent entries in the top 10, Planet IX, Tiny World, Era7, and MetaApes also took place this week.
Top 10 NFT Collections by volume traded this week
|Collection||Volume traded 7 days||volume change|
|1. Bored Monkey Yacht Club||$13.94 million||+3.57%|
|2. Otherdeed for Otherside||$8.85 million||+5.74%|
|3. Mutant Ape Yacht Club||$7.9 million||-20.16%|
|4. Cryptopunks||$5.91 million||+107.9%|
|5. Azuki||$5.91 million||+87.2%|
|6. Bored Ape Kennel Club||$5.42 million||-46.93%|
|7. Chubby Penguins||$4.61 million||+366.33%|
|8. Gods||$4.31 million||+182.37%|
|9. ASCII Birds Genesis||$3.03M||+9.32%|
|10. Clone X||$2.76 million||+39.61%|
The renewed fervor for the Bore Ape franchise has cooled somewhat, though they still hold the top 3 spots and 4 of the top 10. And while two of Bored Ape’s projects saw drops this week with a correction to last week’s hype, overall the NFT market is up significantly!
Pudgy Penguins saw a huge boost this week. Just like DeGods preparing for his move to a different blockchain!
ASCIIBirds Genesis is still on the charts. But as I pointed out last week, it looks like someone is trading this otherwise unremarkable collection of NFTs. Perhaps for tax purposes? Whatever it is, it is incomplete!
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