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Genshin Impact Grosses over $100m In Two Weeks

Genshin Impact has already covered its own development costs in the first two weeks after its release.

Genshin Impact was only released a fortnight ago, but this game developed by MiHoYo has already made a huge impact in the gaming world grossing over $100 million.

The cost of development of this Action RPG out of China was estimated to be $100 million and having surpassed this number it seems this game has already paid for itself.

The official launch date for Genshin Impact was the 28th of September 2020 and this game has become most popular in Japan, Korea, and China, while also gathering its fans in America and Europe.

Genshin Impact Grosses over $100m In Two Weeks

Prominent Asian games industry commentator Daniel Ahmad expects that the game will soon have made more than 1 billion RMB (Chinese currency). That’s nearly $150 million US. That’s a whopping R 2 473 665 000,00.

 Ahmad, who is a business analyst with firm Niko Partners, said that Genshin Impact was “Without a doubt the most successful launch for an original IP from a Chinese dev.” That echoes thoughts around the internet last week that Genshin Impact was the biggest-ever global launch from a Chinese developer.

Genshin Impact is  FREE-TO-PLAY Action RPG that was developed and published by MiHoYo.

The game features a fantasy-based open-world environment and action-based battle system, using elemental magic, character switching, and uses gacha game monetization for players to obtain rare characters, weapons, and other resources.

The multiplayer mode allows up to four players to play together in the world and tackle certain dungeons within the game.

The game was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS on September 28, 2020. It will reportedly be available on Nintendo Switch soon as well.

Genshin Impact takes place on Teyvat, which is home to several nations.

Genshin Impact Grosses over $100m In Two Weeks

Each of these nations is associated with an element and worships a god that is associated with that particular element.

A pair of twins had previously arrived on Teyvat, but are barred from leaving by an unknown god. The god then absorbs one and seals away the other for some time. After the sealed twin, who is referred to as ‘Traveler,’ awakens, they travel across Teyvat with their newfound companion, Paimon, in a search for the other twin.

Genshin Impact has an open-world map that players can explore by walking, climbing, swimming, and gliding. The player is able to unlock up to 24 playable characters and it features cross-platform play as well as cross-save options.

I won’t give any more of the story line away but if you wish to learn more you can check out the official PlayStation Store page, which will give you more information on this fun and intriguing Fantasy game.

By: LGRza

Date: 12 October 2020

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