Top NFT Collections and Games this Week – July 2

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Web3 gaming received a bit of a boost recently from notable web2 companies such as Nike and Ubisoft, while Azuki dominates the NFT charts with their new Elemental collection release. Let’s take a look at who’s on top of the charts this week!

Who says NFTs are dead?! Despite some technical difficulties and very short minting windows for their NFT holders, the new Azuki Elementals collection sold out during pre-sale, raking in over $38 million dollars!

Web3 gaming remains hot as well, with new playtests from Heroes of Mavia, Sparkball, Rogue Nation, My Pet Hooligan, and more! And for those like games AND NFTs, the mint for Parallel Avatars opens this month, and Boss Fighters opened up pre-registration for their upcoming Alpha Pass sale!

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 Worlds272.9k-0.53%
2. Iskra208.8k+88.82%
3. Farmers World105.14k+8.69%
4. Hippo Dash98.06k+2.25%
5. Splinterlands89.33k-5.39%
6. DeFi Kingdoms71.03k+7.81%
7. Carrom Blitz70.39k+115%
8. SuperWalk60.29k-2.33%
9. Upland59.48k-3.54%
10. Pixels31.74k+78.26%
Source DappRadar

A few interesting moves on the gaming charts this week. Iskra, Carrom Blitz, and Pixels all see huge boosts in player activity. Pixels just introduced daily play and earn tasks while Iskra kicked off the first season of their community tier system.

Mobile games continue to make their presence known as both Hippo Dash and Carrom Blitz remain strong on the charts. DeFi Kingdoms also looks like it’s here to stay for a while!

Top 10 NFT collections by volume traded

CollectionVolume traded 7 daysVolume Change
1. Azuki$66.07M+204.36%
2. Bored Ape Yacht Club$30.06M-20.59%
3. Azuki Elemental Beans$23.3M<NEW>
4. Azuki Elementals$20.38M<NEW>
5. BEANZ Official$16.92M+68.52%
6. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$15.73M-38.05%
7. The Captainz$7.76M+164.68%
8. DeGods$6.01M+11.46%
9. HV-MTL$4.63M+163.24%
10. Gods Unchained$4.15M-19.85%
Source DappRadar

Move over BAYC, Azuki is on top of the charts this week! With their recent release of the Elementals collection, Azuki really shook up the rankings this week. And though the average price for an original Azuki NFT has fallen by over a third, the trading volume for this NFT collection has been insane with over $66 million in trading volume this past week!

But it wasn’t all quiet for the Bored Ape Yacht Club. On back of the release of their HV-MTL Forge game, the HV-MTL NFT collection saw a surge in interest. It will be interesting to see if the Otherside pops onto these charts when we get closer to the release of their Legends of the Mara game.

With all of the hype around these PFP projects, Gods Unchained is nearly pushed out of the top 10. But they manage to hold on with a solid $4.15 million in trades!

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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.