Gamer Shells Out $1.5 Million For Virtual Estate, Sets New NFT Sale Record

The record for the highest NFT sale has been shattered by an Axie Infinity gamer. The user reportedly paid 888.25 ETH for 9 Genesis plots of virtual land on the blockchain-powered gaming platform.

Gamer Shells Out $1.5 Million For Virtual Estate, Sets New NFT Sale Record
The explosive growth of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has opened up the blockchain industry to a new realm of endless possibilities. They have allowed for the existence of rare assets reminiscent of those in our conventional world, and virtual reality gamers are throwing their weight behind by splurging on these assets. An Axie Infinity gamer recently paid 888.25 ETH (worth $1.5 million at the time of purchase) for a virtual estate, breaking the previous record of $800,000 paid by Polyient Games to Gala Games for the acquisition of “Citadel of the Sun”. ‘Flying Falcon’ Purchases Virtual Asset For 888.25 ETH A gamer by the nickname Flying Falcon paid 888.25 ETH to purchase 9 Genesis plots of virtual land on Axie Infinity. The purchase is now reportedly the biggest sale in the NFT market and nearly doubles the previous record amount. Axie Infinity broke the news of the landmark achievement via its Twitter page.