Zhongli, Xiao, or Hu-Tao? Who Brought In the Most Money as Genshin Impact Hits $1 Billion in Revenue?

Published 03/24/2021, 9:34 AM EDT


Genshin Impact has become miHoYo’s most successful title. It has thus far broken every record that the gaming studio held dear. In a short time, the title also gained recognition from the industry, which saw it getting nominated in several categories at award shows. More news from the industry points at another major feat that the game has achieved in 2021.

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Within six months of launch, the title has accumulated ground-breaking revenue from player spending. This fact alone has made it one of the most lucrative projects of the modern era that could alter the course of the gaming industry.

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The report points towards insane numbers that might be too hard to digest. In six months of its life-cycle, Genshin Impact has earned a remarkable revenue of a billion dollars!

So far, Geo archon Zhongli has stayed at the top by bringing in $15.5 million, followed by the community’s favorite unit, Xiao, at $15.1 million.

Ganyu’s powerful charge shot and insane DPS capabilities have made her one of the most important units in the game. She has managed to bring $14.8 million in revenue, followed by the latest release of Hu-Tao at $12.8 million.

Surprisingly, Venti did not make the list. Although, the last spot has been acquired by Mondstadt’s superstar alchemist Albedo. So far, he has brought in $9.1 million in revenue.

Twitter reacts to Genshin Impact earning over a billion dollars in revenue

Fans flocked to this news to offer their reactions on the thread. The top list of the highest sellers might have surprised a lot of fans, as it might not include their favorite units.

Albedo fans are in disbelief as their favorite character failed to break into the top 3. It is well known how powerful this character is, and he can offer support unlike any other in the game.

This feat impressed the fanbase worldwide, but this fan still has one significant issue with the title.

Fans voiced more complaints on the thread, as this fan called the 60 primogems per day inadequate.

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This fan pointed out an important fact about Hu-Tao., which makes her incredibly special. Other characters were featured inside the storyline, which allowed them to amass a fanbase. And while Hu-tao never really got the same opportunity, she still managed to beat the competition.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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