Genshin Impact is a new game, but it can steal the attention of many people around the world. This game was released on September 28th, 2020 and it features a fantasy open world environment and action based battle system. But, how many players are there in 2021?
The Number of Players of Genshin Impact in 2021
You may agree that Genshin Impact is one of the best games which was released in 2020. Moreover, we see how 2020 was with some major releases and even some decided to delay the release due to pandemic.
Genshin Impact was released on September 28th, 2020 and this game had 21.3 million registered for the game prior to its release. During the week of the launch of this game, there were 17 millions downloads. If we compare with Fortnite, Genshin Impact could attract more viewers right after it could be played. There were over 110,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch and it toppled Fortnite for that day. This exposure encouraged more people to download and play this game. On PS4 only, there had been more than 5 million players. If we consider the number of downloads and we assume that everyone who downloaded has played the game, it means that Genshin Impact PC version and mobile version make up around 12 million players. This number makes this game become the most successful launch of all time for a game which comes from China.
How about the number of players in Genshin Impact now in 2021? Until now, there is no latest update information about it. It may be because it is still early in 2021.
Genshin Impact Players’ Spending on Mobile
According to Sensor Tower, Genshin Impact has produced $245 million on mobile. This amazing milestone is reached just one month after its release. It means that Genshin Impact has been one of the biggest mobile game launches. In its first week, the title of miHoYo could make $60 million which then it rose to $100 million by the end of its second week. In the first week of this game’s release, Genshin Impact could collect 23 million installs.
From September 28th, 2020 to October 27th, 2020, this game could produce $245 million in player spending. If we compare with Tencent’s Honor of Kings and PUBG mobile which made $216 million and $195 million respectively, Genshin Impact is the biggest.
In the United States, Genshin Impact became the biggest launch for a mobile RPG in the country. It is because this game could generate $45 million in player spending and it was 18.2% of its total revenue. In the Asian countries such as China and Japan, this game could generate $82 million and $59 million respectively. It was about 33.5% and 24% of total player spending. The App Store took the biggest part from this revenue with $ 144 million which means 58.7%. How about Google Play? It accounted for 41.3% of earnings at $101 million. From the success of Genshin Impact, we are able to see that it reflects the evolution of Chinese game development.
Devices for Playing Genshin Impact
Even though Genshin Impact is one of the biggest games now, however it does not mean that you are able to play this game on any devices. For now, this game is only able to be played on iOS mobile devices, Android mobile devices, PS4 and PC. Each platform offers unique strengths and weaknesses. So, you are able to choose which platform you enjoy the most to play this game.
If you want to play Genshin Impact, you have to make sure that your devices are supported. If you play this game on PC, here is the recommended configuration that your PC must meet.
- OS : Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Processor: Intel Core i7 of higher
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and higher
- Storage: 30 GB of space
- DirectX version: 11
And it is the minimum configuration for playing Genshin Impact on PC.
- OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core 5i or equivalent
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 and higher
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- DirectX version: 11
- Storage: 30 GB of space
If you want to play Genshin Impact on Android, here is the recommended configuration.
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810 and above
- RAM: 4 GB and above
- Recommended system: Android 8.1 and above
- The supported configuration of Android to play Genshin Impact is like this.
- Memory: 3 GB and above
- The requirements of compatibility: Arm v8a 64-bit device
- Storage: 8 GB of space
- Supported system: Android 7.0 or above
For iOS users, here are the supported or recommended devices to play Genshin Impact.
iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Pro (2nd generation) 12.9 inches, iPad Pro (2nd generation) 10.5 inches, iPad Pro (4th generation) 11 inches, iPad Pro (3rd generation) 11 inches, iPad Pro (3rd generation) 12.9 inches, iPad Pro (4th generation) 12.9 inches. The supported system must be iOS 9.0 and above and your iOS must have 8 GB of space.
How about PS4 users? For you who prefer playing Genshin Impact on PS4, you have to make sure that your PS4 has 30 GB of space and you can use PS4, PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro.
If you are an Xbox user, you may wonder whether this game will be released on this platform or not. There are rumors that this game will be on Xbox. However, there is no official announcement until now about it. How about Genshin Impact in Nintendo Switch? For now, this game is also not available on that platform. Nevertheless, moHoYo will release Genshin Impact for Nintendo Switch immediately. Until now, there is no official release date for it. However, the Genshin Impact Youtube account released an official Japanese trailer for a Switch version of Genshin Impact.