Genshin Impact’s Version 2.2 update saw the return of two characters: Tartaglia “Childe” from the Fatui Harbingers and Hu Tao, the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor director. While Tartaglia’s banner ended with somewhat milquetoast sales, Hu Tao came crashing the party and has been a massive success for developer MiHoYo.
According to data from Chinese players, which account for approximately 40% of the revenue earned, they spent almost 6 million yuan, which is around 930,000 US dollars, as of today’s exchange rate, and rounded to the nearest multiples. Up until now, Raiden Shogun, the Electro Archon’s banner, is known as the most successful banner to date, having gained the amount Hu Tao got in a matter of 3 days. Here’s the entire graph, in case you’re curious. It’s in Chinese, but you’ll notice how the chart spikes twice at the end. The first spike is Raiden Shogun, while the second is Hu Tao.
Furthermore, Sensor Tower, a well-known source, published an article detailing the considerable success of Genshin Impact, quoting that even among notable titles such as Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V, Genshin Impact remained as one of the most top-grossing apps across the App Store and Google Play platforms, becoming third place in the “most revenue earned.” It’s worth noting that Sensor Tower does not account for purchases not made on Google Play or the App Store, which could mean that the amount could possibly surpass even 3 billion.
After Hu Tao’s banner was released, Genshin Impact also soared to 1st place in Top Grossing Apps for the week on Apple’s App Store in various regions, including, but not limited to China, Japan, Korea, and the United States. I guess everyone wanted Hu Tao, but considering how hard she can damage enemies if built correctly, that is to be expected. I certainly foresee more revenue being generated as players wait eagerly for the new Version 2.3 update, which should be coming for all platforms at the end of November.
Genshin Impact’s Version 2.2 Update, Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog, is now available for download on PC via the Genshin Impact website or the Epic Game Store via Google Play and App Store for mobile devices, and via the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Players may update their game via their platform of choice. For the PC version, 11.8 GB of free disk space is required to install the update, bringing the game’s total size to over 50 GB.
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