Genshin Impact’s $4 Billion Success Hints at the Rise of China in the Gaming Industry

Published 01/21/2023, 12:57 AM EST

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The action role-playing game Genshin Impact has been out for three years. This game is available on a variety of platforms, although the majority of its fandom is on mobile phones. Genshin Impact is available on both iOS and Android devices. It would not be incorrect to say that this 2020 title is the most-played game on a mobile device.

When it comes to praise, the game has been an instant favorite among the gaming community. According to statistics, Genshin Impact is available on over 23 million mobile phones. The game’s remarkable results represent a tremendous accomplishment for its developer, miHoYo.


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For those who are unfamiliar with miHoYo, it is a Chinese game development company based in Shanghai. They have created a number of successful games, including Honkai Impact 3rd and Tears of Themis. But they were propelled to success with Genshin Impact. It also implies that China may become a dominant force in the game industry.

Following the success of Genshin Impact, China may emerge as a dominant force in the game industry

According to recent rumors, the action role-playing game Genshin Impact has grossed over $4 billion since its release in 2020. It is an outstanding achievement for a game made by a Chinese game development company. So far in gaming history, not many Chinese-developed games have achieved these great heights.


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When it comes to game development, Japan and the United States have always been the most prominent countries in the industry. South Korea has also placed its name alongside these two titans. However, China is now striving to join the list as well, and it would not be incorrect to claim that it has already taken the initial steps.

Aside from Genshin Impact’s sales outside of China, this Chinese video game made over $1 billion even way faster than Pokemon GO. It was shocking to see, as the latter video game was part of a well-known series produced by Japanese giants Nintendo. PUBG Mobile is another game that has demonstrated exceptional performance and is owned by the Chinese multinational company, Tencent Holdings.


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All of these results point to one thing, China’s bright future. Do you believe that the world’s most populous country has the potential to become a significant influence in the gaming industry?


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Ripan Majumdar


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Ripan Majumdar is an eSports at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan.
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