A rare, collectible and playable character for the game Axie Infinity switched hands for 12 ETH, which roughly equals $2300. The official social media account of the game highlighted the transfer. Sandy or ‘Axie #2380’ is valuable because it has 3 mystical body parts that could only be obtained during the game’s pre-sale event.
Even though we’re talking about a serious amount of money here, Sandy is not the most expensive Axie to date. Seven months ago Axie #1733 was sold for 110 TH, which was more than 15 thousand dollars at the moment. One month before that an Axie sold for a little under 11 thousand dollars, while a year ago an Axie changed owner for 10 thousand dollars.
It might sound like a character in Axie Infinity costs a lot of money, but that’s not true. The average price of such a digital creature was $1.13 in October.
What is Axie Infinity?
Axie Infinity is a decentralized game build on the Ethereum blockchain. Players can buy cute little characters called Axies. These creatures have mystical body parts, which determine their powers. These body parts are classified from common all the way to ultra-rare and legendary. The rarity determines the value of these Axies.
Each Axie has unique genetic data stored on the Ethereum blockchain. An Axie can possess 6 out of hundreds of possible body parts. Each body part has their own battle move so the combinations for creating unique little battlers are infinite!
Gamers can create teams of Axies, and have them battle against each other. The creators of the game have also introduced land ownership, which can give battle benefits. In addition players have the option to breed Axies by getting two Axies together. They are now working on incorporating more gameplay mechanics into the game, including raid battles.
At the moment Axie Infinity has approximately 120 players per day. However, the game might soon see a major increase in its user base. The decentralized game is one of the partners of Samsung Mobile. It’s listed as a dApp in the Samsung Blockchain Wallet. Millions of people with a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 10 now have easy access to this game.
Also published on Medium.