Unless you've been living under a rock, you know at least two things about miHoYo's Genshin Impact: that it's a very popular game, and that it's a very popular game that's also made a lot of money. How much? Well, Genshin Impact Version 2.1 has generated $151 million through its first week of existence, from September 1 to September 7, which represents a 387% increase from the previous week. That's more than the game generated through the entire month of August. Not too shabby, eh?
As you can tell, there's been a lot of excitement over Genshin Impact Version 2.1, with new characters such as Raiden Shogun and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn are the biggest additions to the game. This has resulted in a lot of player spending:
As you can see, Genshin Impact earned $21.6 million a day over the past week, with $4.4 million a day earned the week prior. That's a lot of money regardless, and you'd have to imagine there's a lot of yachts being purchased throughout miHoYo. Not as big as Bobby Kotick's, but a yacht is a yacht, eh?
If September continues at this torrid money-generating pace, it's going to be Genshin Impact's highest-earning month ever. So far it's the highest-grossing month since March 2021, and the third-highest since the game launched back in September 2020. Overall, Genshin Impact has generated the third-highest amount ($1.9 billion) in the mobile gaming sector since its launch, with only Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile earning more.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, mobile devices, and eventually on the Nintendo Switch.
Are you excited to play Genshin Impact Version 2.2? So are we! Find out more about the new character, weapons, island, and more in the next patch here.
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