Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – April 9

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NFT sales are back up this week and we see a major user surge in mobile gaming. Nakamigos makes a surprise move towards the top of the NFT collections charts, while in gaming, Iskra, poises itself to take the top spot from Alien Worlds!

Lots of stuff happening in the web3 world this past week!

Music NFTs have been growing in popularity. And the upcoming special NFT mint of an unreleased version of Let’s Dance from David Bowie should bring more eyes to the space!

Bitcoin Ordinals are still in a bit of a weird space despite their valuation. But that didn’t stop Genopets from diving in and announcing an upcoming Ordinals mint for Gold Baby Genopets!

The alphas and playtests keep coming. The Ember Sword alpha is coming up soon, Tollan Worlds continues their play to mint pre-alpha, Boss Fighters held an alpha playtest this past weekend, and Echoes of Empire announces an upcoming playtest and beta later this year!

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Read on for a look at the most active web3 games and NFT projects for the week. And be sure to keep an eye on our website and Twitter feed for the latest developments in the web3 gaming space!

Top play-to-earn games by active users

GameActive Users 7 daysChange
1. Alien Worlds297.95k-2.47%
2. Iskra233.17k+163.33%
3. Splinterlands94.86k-5.34%
4. Farmers World94.48k+0.25%
5. Planet IX78.5k-1.01%
6. Upland62k-4.6%
7. Benji Bananas53k-38.04%
8. Oath of Peak43.41k+14.17%
9. Axie Infinity36.01k-5.88%
10. SecondLive30.3k+24.29%
Source DappRadar

Iskra is the big winner this week, with a jump in active users of over 160%! This is most likely due to huge media campaign, boosted rewards, and an upcoming airdrop. With only a single game currently available on their platform, and that one just for Android devices, this meteoric rise showcases the potential of tapping into the mobile market!

Oath of Peak, another mobile-centric title, also saw a major resurgence this past week. And SecondLive, a virtual world space on the Binance Chain moves up into our charts as well.

Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. CryptoPunks$74.98M+22.95%
2. Nakamigos$24.68M+45.1%
3. Otherdeed for Otherside$20.62M-52.68%
4. Bored Ape Yacht Club$16.97M-8.98%
5. Azuki$14.27M+14.67%
6. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$12.78M-26.03%
7. Clone X$8.82M+65.31%
8. Gemesis$8.31M(NEW)
9. Doodles V4$8.27M+69.19%
10. DeGods$7.14M+234.75%
Source DappRadar

Things cool off in the Bored Ape ecosystem, despite the recent introduction of Vessel NFTs. But that doesn’t necessarily that their existing NFTs are any less valuable, just that the trading has slowed down a bit.

In their place we have the ultra hot Nakamigos. Aside from the association with the artist known as Beeple, I’m not sure what would cause such a frenzy with this collection. And if the numbers are correct, the number of sales this week for Nakamigos were more than the entire collection! And certainly, single NFTs could have changed hands multiple times during this past week, but this still seems off to me.

DeGods also sees renewed interest as they make their migration to the Polygon network.

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Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.