It appears that Genshin Impact from developer miHoYo has been immensely profitable for the company. Based on datos de Sensor TowerHistorically extremely reliable, the popular free video game has already surpassed $ 1 billion in mobile revenue in just six months. And for the record, that appears to be mobile only – the game is also available on PlayStation 4 and PC with the same type of monetization.
Notably, according to Sensor Tower, this is the fastest a mobile game has ever crossed the $ 1 billion mark on mobile devices. Pokemon Go, which Sensor Tower now ranks as the second-fastest title to reach the milestone, took nine months to reach the same heights. The success of Genshin Impact seems to be directly related to the way it uses the gacha mechanics with regular character releases, as mining those characters requires digital currency that players can purchase, with each new version corresponding to revenue between $ 10. and $ 5 million each time.
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Genshin Impact is currently available, free of charge, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices. The video game will also eventually release for the Nintendo Switch. The version 1.4 update, “Windblume Invitation”, is now available.