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Genshin Impact tops $3 billion in revenue

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We’ve learned Genshin Impact tops over $3 billion in revenue, a feat reached in merely a year and a half after its initial launch.

According to data by Sensor Tower, the popular gacha game, Genshin Impact, has recently surpassed 3 billion dollars in revenue. A very impressive accomplishment considering the game released on September 28, 2020, not even two years ago. In their estimates on the timetable of them reaching the 1 and 2 billion dollar mark, the game has averaged $1 billion in revenue every six months.

This news comes along with the report on how much money was brought in during Q1 of 2022. The short answer is a lot. The long answer is that it easily trumped pretty much all other mobile games on the market. Globally, excluding third-party Android apps, they had $569 million in revenue, about double the next best competitor in Lineage W, which “only” had $272 million.

Unsurprisingly, China is the country in which most revenue comes from for the game. This makes sense as the developers behind Genshin Impact, MiHoYo, are based there. Japan and United States come in second and third respectively.

It should be noted that this only tracks mobile spending, as that is all Sensor Tower is capable of. So this news likely means that their revenue sources are even higher than being reported as PS4, PS5 and PC platforms are not being taken into account here. They’ve also indicated that a Switch port will be coming out eventually. Which means they’re likely to make even more money once that is released.

This is rather positive news for the company, who have had to recently delay their update 2.7 indefinitely. So while that will certainly lead to a decline in revenue for the presumable short term as things gets sorted out in China. They certainly have more than enough cash to float on by during this time.

Genshin Impact is available and free-to-play on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store and official website), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, AndroidiOS, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)

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