Genshin Impact recovers its development costs in two weeks

Genshin Impact has made quite the buzz since it launched two weeks ago, and many players are opening their wallets to get more of those sweet weapons and character enhancing items.

Genshin Impact has made over $100 million in this short while, which exceeds what is known about the game’s development budget, an estimate $100 million.

Asian games industry commentator Daniel Ahmad believes the game is close to breaking the 1 billion RMB (Chinese currency) mark, which is about $150 million.

“Without a doubt the most successful launch for an original IP from a Chinese dev.”

Genshin Impact is free-to-play with a gacha system of loot boxes, so if you battle to resist the call of opening lots of boxes for shiny, you might want to give it a skip. Those that can resist or only indulge rarely will find a pretty fun game with a lot of things to do as you explore the world and unearth secret treasures.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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