Yuga Labs Continues to Lead the Metaverse Land NFT Sales for 2023

In a remarkable achievement that extends well over a year since its inception, Yuga Labs’s groundbreaking project, Otherside, maintains its dominant position in the metaverse land sales arena.

Otherside is a virtual realm comprising “Otherdeeds,” parcels of virtual land, and its inhabitants, known as Kodas. Its debut on May 1, 2022, witnessed a rapid sell-out, raking in an impressive $317 million in sales for Yuga Labs. Building on this success, Yuga Labs introduced “Otherside Expanded” on April 3, 2023, as a companion to its 2D strategy game, “Otherside: Legends of The Mara.”

The top 10 metaverse NFTs of the year, ranked by price, primarily belonged to Otherdeed for Otherside or Otherdeed Expanded, according to a compilation by The Block Research.

Let’s dive into the top 10 metaverse NFTs of 2023:

10) Otherdeed #67782 — 182.5 ETH ($276,500)

Otherdeed for Otherside #67782. Image: X2Y2

This NFT boasts the unique traits of “Molten Melt,” “Mallowrium,” and the rare “psychosilk” eastern resource, found in only 2.8% of Otherdeed NFTs. Interestingly, it was later sent to a burn address on April 6.

9) Otherdeed #89263 — 186.69 ETH ($289,600)

Otherdeed for Otherside #89263. Image: X2Y2

With an impressive 23 traits, a 1/1 enshrined koda core, and a 1/1 shrine seer koda head, Otherdeed #89263 is exceptionally rare, belonging to only 0.6% of the collection.

8) Otherdeed #81764 — 185 ETH ($307,100)

Otherdeed for Otherside #81764. Image: X2Y2

Distinguished by its jungle environment (3.0% rarity) and bonestone southern resource (2.8%), Otherdeed #81764 sold for around $307,100.

7) Otherdeed #54421 — 200 ETH ($334,400)

Otherdeed for Otherside #54421. Image: OpenSea

This NFT stands out with its blade of eternum artifact (1/1), brimstone eastern resource (6%), crystal environment (6%), and lumileaf northern resource (6%).

6 and 5) Otherdeed #2118 — 208 ETH ($361,300)

Otherdeed for Otherside #2118. Image: X2Y2

Interestingly, this NFT was sold twice within seven hours on March 22. It features a Koda head with the twisty horn feature (0.3%) and a woodland Koda core (0.2%).

4) Otherdeed #23332 — 200 ETH ($374,200)

Otherdeed for Otherside #23332. Image: OpenSea

Otherdeed #23332 is notable for its foretelling scroll artifact, a 1/1 trait, and a sky environment (5% rarity).

3) Otherdeed #7906 — 230 ETH ($390,000)

Otherdeed for Otherside #7906. Image: OpenSea

With numerous extremely rare features, including a “mirror mirror” artifact (1/1), adventurer mantle koda clothing (0.18%), spirit wisps koda core (0.18%), dual time koda eyes (0.16%), and obsilica western resource (0.26%), Otherdeed #7906 fetched 230 ETH.

2) Otherdeed #11260 — 212.56 ETH ($402,200)

Otherdeed for Otherside #11260. Image: Blur

This Otherdeed featured a 1/1 shrine mentor koda head and 1/1 gorillatron koda core, selling for 212.56 ETH.

1) Otherdeed Expanded #5227 — 270 ETH ($514,350)

Otherdeed Expanded #5227. Image: OpenSea

The crown jewel of 2023’s metaverse NFTs, Otherdeed Expanded #5227, included a pandora’s box artifact (1/1), lumileaf eastern resource (3%), and sulfuric environment (4%). It commanded an impressive $514,350 when ETH was valued at $1,905 on May 3.

In the ever-evolving metaverse, Yuga Labs continues to shape the landscape with its innovative creations, attracting both collectors and enthusiasts alike.