Play-to-earn worldwide phenomenon blockchain game Axie Infinity has reportedly hit an all-time high of 420% year-to-date (YTD) user growth as it continues to soar to grander heights day-in and day-out. As per the latest data report of IntoTheBlock, Axie Infinity Shards ownership has recently surpassed the 17,400 mark, as figures continue to climb up at the moment of this writing.
The report further noted that due to the rapidly increasing number of active Axie players, with over 600,000 users worldwide openly trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the game has now recorded a total of 4,887,645 transactions with each costing substantial amounts of USD. Notably, Axie Infinity also boasts over 1.5 million day-to-day active users as of press time.
Axie Infinity co-founder Jeff Zirlin says that their study found that more than half of the total players were unfamiliar with cryptos and blockchain prior to their exposure to it from Axie Infinity. Even more interesting is the fact that 25% of them did not even own a bank account before playing – thus reinforcing the now-vast notion that the game introduces earning opportunities other than conventional means.
This is then corroborated by DefiPrime’s latest report stating that NFT games can be a standard within the gaming industry if it manages to sustain its current trajectory in both popularity and attention. The platform even compared the transformational potential of NFT games to the current industry to the introduction of three-dimensional environments way back then.