HoYoverse’s open-world RPG Genshin Impact is a billion-dollar gacha game, having earned its first billion on mobile just six months after its release in September 2020.

The game reached another revenue milestone in 2022, amassing a whopping US$3 billion in mobile sales.

Some of the most popular characters in the mobile game are Zhongli, who had a banner debut of US$15.5 million on the first day in 2020, Klee with US$890k in China, and Kamisato Ayato and Venti who generated US$24.5 million in combined banner sales in Japan.

Unbelievable! Genshin Impact averages US$1 billion bi-annually in mobile sales

Genshin Impact wallpaper featuring Aether and Paimon. Genshin Impact is now a billion-dollar game, with an estimated US$3 billion earnings during its first year.
Credit: HoYoverse

Surpassing the US$3 billion mark this year, the game generates an average of US$1 billion every six months across the App Store and Google Play stores, according to a report by Sensor Tower.

Here is a brief timeline of Genshin’s sales achievements on the mobile platform:

March 2021US$1 billion
September 2021US$2 billion
March 2022US$3 billion

The mobile sales of Genshin Impact during Q1 of 2022
Credit: Sensor Tower

Genshin takes the top spot among gacha-based mobile games with a US$567 million revenue in the first quarter of 2022.

The game made US$100 million in less than two weeks and a staggering US$250 million in a month.

A huge chunk of Genshin’s massive monetary success can be credited to its Chinese player base. The country has generated a whopping US$973.3 million in iOS sales as of May 2022. In second and third place are Japan and the United States.

Can HoYoverse keep up with their billion-dollar consistency despite the postponement of their version 2.7 update?

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