After Honkai Impact 3rd, an action RPG that has attained immense popularity across all platforms, MiHoyo is here with yet another hit. Genshin Impact received a huge reception following its launch, both on Twitch and various app stores. The game is currently the second top-grossing iOS app in China, following the Chinese version of Tik-Tok. Analytics firm Qimai Data has estimated that the game will have made $1.84 million on iOS by now.
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In fact, the game saw the biggest international launch for a Chinese game. Genshin Impact had garnered over 110,000 views on Twitch just hours after its launch on the 28th of September, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. The sheer numbers speak for the popularity of this free-to-play action RPG, surpassing even Fortnite at the time.
Chief executive of game industry consultancy Kantan Games Inc says this game has had a bigger international impact than any other Chinese game.
“I don’t think any Chinese-made game has ever had that many pre-registrations outside its home market. So just by the scale of people interested early on, Genshin Impact is a big title already.”