The estimated numbers are in for the first year of open-world action-RPG Genshin Impact, and they’re mighty impressive. Studio miHoYo’s game has managed to pull in US$2 billion worldwide in in-store transactions since its launch on September 28, 2020, half of which was made in the game’s first six months.
According to the analysis by Sensor Tower, over a quarter of those earnings came from Chinese players, which make up a majority of the game’s customers. Japan came in second at 23.7 percent, followed by the U.S. in third at 21 percent.
If you haven’t tried Genshin Impact yet and are curious as to what all the fuss is about, the game is free to play and available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and iOS/Android mobile devices.
Here’s how the App Store describes it:
Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.
You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.
Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds…