Genshin Impact Racks Up 17 Million Mobile Downloads In First 4 Days

Published: October 5, 2020 10:01 AM /


A vast landscape in Genshin Impact

The runaway success of Genshin Impact continues. Developer miHoYo's free-to-play open-world action RPG has racked up 17 million downloads on mobile devices in its first four days.

What do these numbers mean for Genshin Impact?

This news comes to us via mobile data analytics platform App Annie on Twitter. According to App Annie, Genshin Impact saw 17 million mobile downloads across the globe in its first 4 days of availability. That figure reflects both Android and iOS downloads, as the game is available on both platforms. It's not clear how that 17 million figure breaks down between platforms, so we're not sure what share of those downloads is iOS and Android respectively.

Another important thing to note here is that the figure doesn't include downloads on the PC or PlayStation 4. We don't have the stats to know which platform is the most popular, but it's a given that PC and PS4 numbers will massively bolster the mobile figure. No surprise, then, to learn that Genshin Impact continues its insane run of popularity among gamers of all stripes.

Where will Genshin Impact go next?

If this strong showing continues, Genshin Impact is likely to go from strength to strength. The game is about to get its first major update, which - if leaks are to be believed - will overhaul the gacha-based rolling system and will add new 8-player content including dungeons and quests. Although Genshin Impact is currently available on PS4, PC, and mobile devices, we're also expecting a Switch version in the future, according to comments developer miHoYo made to RPGSite.

A character soars through the air in Genshin Impact
A Switch version of Genshin Impact is reportedly in the works.

Unfortunately, there's no word yet on whether Genshin Impact will be getting a release on Xbox platforms. It's also worth noting that miHoYo's RPG is only available via its own dedicated PC platform; you can't get it on any other digital storefronts, including Steam or the Epic Games Store. Given the way Genshin Impact has taken off, an Xbox port isn't out of the realms of possibility. We may also see next-gen versions of the game popping up on PS5 and the Xbox Series range. Only time will tell.

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