- Genshin Impact breaks sales record, accumulating $5 billion in revenue faster than any other game.
- The game’s free-to-play, live service model and availability on multiple platforms contribute to its popularity.
- Genshin Impact’s success highlights the power of the mobile gaming sector and its impact on the industry as a whole.
New data reveals that Genshin Impact, HoYoVerse’s flagship free-to-play title, has broken a major sales record on mobile platforms, accumulating a dizzying $5 billion in revenue faster than any other game. This news comes as Genshin Impact prepares for its version 4.4 update, pushing ahead with its steady content release model.
Since its release in 2020, Genshin Impact has seemingly grown more popular by the minute. The massive multiplayer game’s free-to-play, live service model has been key to its success, allowing it to reach a broad audience. At the same time, it is widely accessible, as it’s available on mobile devices as well as PC and PlayStation systems. As a free-to-play game, the lion’s share of its revenue comes from in-game purchases and this, coupled with its massive player base, has helped Genshin Impact become incredibly popular, particularly in the mobile gaming sector.
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While Genshin Impact has experienced some controversies and setbacks over the years, its growth has continued at an astonishing pace. According to a recent report from data.ai, Genshin Impact has raked in $5 billion from in-game spending on mobile platforms alone. Only 12 other mobile games have managed to reach this milestone, but Genshin Impact has them beat when it comes to profit over time: according to the report, Genshin Impact hit $5 billion in just 40 months, a shorter time period than any other mobile game, including viral hits like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans.
Genshin Impact Has Become the Fastest-Growing Mobile Game of All Time
These numbers indicate that Genshin Impact has managed to accumulate the same incredible amounts of revenue as some of the biggest mobile games ever, at a noticeably faster rate. This affirms that, while Genshin Impact may face occasional criticism both within its fanbase and beyond, it is still incredibly popular, and will no doubt continue to influence the mobile games market for years to come. With $5 billion in global in-game spending in only 40 months, it will be interesting to see if the game continues to grow, or if it is headed toward a peak in revenue.
More than anything, this data serves as a reminder of how powerful the mobile gaming sector is. Although many gamers view it as separate from the console and PC gaming landscapes, major purchases like Microsoft’s acquisition of King, the company behind Candy Crush, is evidence of the impact free-to-play mobile games have on the industry. If Genshin Impact continues to enjoy such incredible profit, it could become the face of mobile and cross-platform gaming in the years to come.
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG made by MiHoYo. Focusing on the interactions between seven elements, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play gacha game with a host of characters, weapons, regions, and more.
- September 28, 2020
- Online Multiplayer
- T for Teen – Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference
- Platforms That Support Crossplay
- Mobile, PC, PS4 & PS5
- PS Plus Availability