Genshin Impact might have only launched last week, but the game has taken the world by storm and has reportedly been downloaded at least 17million times.
The free-to-play RPG launched for PS4, PC, Android and iOS devices on September 28 and has already become a huge gaming sensation. Mobile analyst site, App Annie, revealed on Twitter that at least 17million players have already downloaded the game on mobile devices within the first four days.
You check out the tweet below:
— App Annie (@appannie) October 4, 2020
Whilst no reports have been made in regards to the PS4 and PC figures, it’s likely that the total figure is considerably higher than 17milion users have downloaded Genshin Impact on mobile.
Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has also reported that the game is on track to gross more than $100million by the end of October. He also suggested that the game is not just popular in its home market of China, but also in “Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia [and] the US”.
Read his full analysis below:
Based on preliminary data, Genshin Impact is on track to gross more than $100m across all platforms by the end of this month.
The game is successful not just in its home market, but also in Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, the US etc…
Investment is paying off. https://t.co/AICi6Wbb46
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 5, 2020
Speaking to IGN, Ahmad estimated that Genshin Impact has made $50million in its first week, and had 20million players pre-registering before launch.
“The game had more than 20 million pre-registrations prior to launch, of which more than 5 million were from outside China,” Ahmad explained. “This is a huge achievement not just for a Chinese developed game, but for a new original IP too.”
The free-to-play, multiplayer-focused Among Us has also raised drastically in popularity over the past month. As a result, the developer has cancelled plans for a sequel to continue working on the original game.