Axie Infinity can't seem to buy a break. Launching on Apple's App Store fails to fuel rebound.

Quick Take

  • Activeplayer, DappRadar and a Dune Analytics dashboard all show that Axie Infinity continues to struggle, even after a soft launch on Apple’s App Store in several nations.
  • User numbers continue to decline by some measures, while Axie Infinity NFT trading has dropped since the iPhone launch.

Trying to pin down just how popular blockchain-powered video games are is still a bit of a head scratcher. But by just about any measure available, it appears the hotly-hyped, play-to-earn crypto game Axie Infinity is waning in popularity, and that's despite a soft launch on Apple’s App Store in mid-May.

Instead of adding new gamers, Axie Infinity has lost more than 6,000 users in the past 30 days, according to the gaming data site Activeplayer.