Axie Infinity Struggles to Stay Afloat After Apple’s Soft Launch

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Despite Axie Infinity’s recent soft launch on Apple’s App Store, the numbers don’t seem to be looking good for the hotly-hyped, play-to-earn (P2E) crypto game. Data from Active player, DappRadar, and Dune Analytics shows that the Non-fungible token (NFT)-based online gaming network is struggling and is beginning to lose its popularity amongst video game enthusiasts.

Axie Infinity Loses Over 6,000 Players

With how powerful and popular blockchain video games are touted to be, instead of adding more new gamers, Activeplayer confirmed that Axie Infinity has lost over 6,000 players in the last 30 days. As of the time of this writing, the total number of active players was 362,883. Crypto researcher DappRadar has equally published statistics that show a significant decline in the number of digital wallets interacting with the game.

Based on DappRadar’s statistics, within the last 30 days, the numbers have reduced by almost 19%. In addition, transaction and trading volume have shown a 30% dip around the same time. 

Dune Analytics Hint at Meagre Growth

Blockchain analysis platform Dune Analytics hinted at an opposite narrative but it did not make much of a difference. Per Dune Analytics’ published data, there has been growth on Axie Infinity, but the dashboard highlighted this growth to be almost negligible. 

The Axie Infinity dashboard suggests that the total number of users of the game has grown since May but by less than 7,000 users. 

Sky Mavis Introduces AXS on Apple App Store 

Markedly, this meagre growth can be attributed to the latest introduction of the game to iPhone users in Latin America and Asia countries including Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

It’s been almost 2 months since Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity, announced the launch of its Axie Infinity: Origins card game on the Apple App Store in key markets where the game is most popular. Before this time, the game was available on Google Play Store but also to limited regions. 

Since it resumed operations in June 2022, Axis Infinity has made several attempts to recover from the $625 million attack which its Ronin bridge suffered last year.

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