Within the first week after Genshin Impact\’s release, it has already managed to make huge sales through its gacha-based shop system. Gacha games have been a popular genre particularly in the mobile gaming industry, and Genshin Impact goes to show how much money gacha games can really make.

The term \”gacha\” originally came from Japan with the concept revolving around a gambling system. These games typically encourage players to purchase \”rolls\” or loot boxes which give them a chance to obtain special items. Genshin Impact uses this system to randomly give players weapons and characters. Players can earn chances to obtain random items through gameplay, but there\’s a secondary system that allows them to buy in-game currency that can be converted into additional rolls. There are also events that give awards to people who play during that time as well, with the launch event being a great example.