The Yashiro Commissioner and the Anemo Archon led the character event wishes in Genshin Impact version 2.6. In less than a week, the duo’s Azure Excursion and Ballad in Goblets broke records as the highest-selling character banners in Japan with millions of estimated earnings.
Kamisato Ayato and Venti’s event wishes are now the highest-selling Genshin banners in Japan
Japanese Genshin Impact fans have spent an estimated US$20.3 million (JP¥2.5 billion) on Kamisato Ayato and Venti’s version 2.6 banners according to the data analysis website Game-i.
It sets a new record as the most successful character event wishes just five days after its release. Note that this data only includes estimated sales among iOS users from March 30 until April 4.
Ayato’s debut and Venti’s third rerun are accompanied by 4-star characters Xiangling, Sucrose, and Yun Jin.
The Hydro-Anemo duo has beaten the banner sales of 5-star Pyro character Hu Tao, which previously amassed an estimated US$20.1 million (JP¥2.4 billion) during its rerun in November 2021.
The highest-selling Genshin Impact banners in Japan (iOS) at time of writing
|RANK||GENSHIN BANNER||DURATION||ESTIMATED JAPAN IOS SALES|
|1||Kamisato Ayato and Venti||March 30, 2022 – April 4, 2022||US$20.3 M|
|2||Hu Tao||November 2, 2021 – November 23, 2021||US$20.1 M|
|3||Zhongli and Ganyu||January 25, 2022 – February 15, 2022||US$19.5 M|
Voice actors are highly popular in Japan, which is why Redditors are speculating that character seiyuu Akira Ishida (Kamisato Ayato) and Ayumu Murase (Venti) contributed to HoYoverse’s massive success in the region.
Akira Ishida is known for voicing Evangelion’s Nagisa Kaworu, Naruto’s Gaara, and Gintama’s Katsura Kotaro while Ayumu Murase is best known for his roles as Haikyuu’s Hinata Shoyo and D.Gray-Man’s Allen Walker.
Players can join in on the hype by wishing on either the Azure Excursion or Ballad in Goblets banners, available until April 19.
Want to know how you can bring home Kamisato Ayato to your party? Here are three easy Genshin Impact rituals you can perform at home.