Update 10.11.2022: Decentraland got in touch to point out that the analytics site referenced in this article, DappRadar, has updated how it tracks active blockchain users. At the time of this update, Decentraland now has a 24 hour peak of 40 using Etherium, and 487 with Polygon. Also mentioned in this article, Axie Infinity has 21,159 active users in 24 hours.
Decentraland was supposed to be the next big thing in the crypto scene. Combining the metaverse and NFTs, this virtual world allows players to meet like-minded “investors”, and buy plots of land in the game as non-fungible tokens. Now, however, it appears that this is a rather lonely experience.
As reported by Coindesk, Decentraland is down to just 38 active daily users – and only reached a peak of 675. At the time of writing, it’s down to 19. Even the game’s subreddit, which boasts an impressive 87,000 members, is completely dead, with the most active conversation going on right now centered around the dwindling player base.
This figure of 19 players refers to the number of people who actually use the game as intended – to make purchases with Decentraland’s cryptocurrency, MANA. According to the tracking site DappRadar (which Coindesk also references in its report), the game has also only collected 146 players this week, amounting to 380 transactions.
Decentraland has rejected these figures, branding them as “misinformation”. While not elaborating on the number of 19 daily users making in-game purchases, the team claims to have had 1,074 active users in September. However, DappRadar claims that there have actually been around 500 active users in the last 30 days.
The team has also claimed to have had a total of 56,697 monthly users in September, including those who do not engage in the crypto elements. But even if this is true, it shows that shockingly few players are interested in the main gimmick of Decentraland, with the vast majority ignoring the NFTs.
On top of this, other NFT games seem to be doing well. Axie Infinity has logged more than 22,000 active users in the last 24 hours. It’s possible that Decentraland just won’t take off in the same way.
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