The online gaming industry has long been called one of the most lucrative industries. With the latest news from Sandbox, it seems it has proved the theory once again.
The Sandbox, a virtual world where players can build, own and earn on the Ethereum blockchain, reported recently that the presale offering of its unique virtual land parcels was completely sold out within 5 hours.
The presale generated a total amount of 3,400 Ethereum (ETH) equivalent to more than $450 thousand of US dollars. Furthermore, two-thirds of all virtual spaces on the game were sold within 30 minutes, says the official blog post.
The third LAND presale opened on Tuesday and offered 12,384 LANDs, representing 10% of total parcels available for sale on The Sandbox map. The LAND is a virtual space upon which Sandbox players can create their worlds.
The company says, this time the sold-out came quicker than in previous presales last February and December. The developers of the Sandbox gaming platform believe the fact confirms strong interest from the gamer community. According to them:
The decentralized gaming platform will empower creators through the use of blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens.
In partnership with Atari
The Sandbox is one of the world’s largest independent user-generated content and gaming platforms, with 40 million downloads and over one million monthly active users.
Its players can purchase, use and resell digital assets in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT). Such tokens correspond to virtual spaces, various characters, buildings, and other tools used within the game.
Furthermore, the company seems to have more important news lately. Animoca Brands, the developer of Sandbox, announced last week the partnership with one of the most iconic gaming company Atari. It is expected, the collaboration will offer a variety of virtual worlds built on crypto assets and blockchain technology.
The Sandbox also planning a virtual theme park-like universe featuring a variety of Atari game titles, which will be a large virtual area with Atari-themed creations, attractions, games, and buildings.