Genshin Impact: record takings in 2020 for the F2P MiHoYo

Genshin Impact: record takings in 2020 for the F2P MiHoYo

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During a recent online lecture held for students of Shanghai Jiaotong University, the co-founder of MiHoYo, Cai Haoyu, revealed some interesting details on the success of Genshin Impact.

In fact, according to what was declared by a of the key figures of the software house responsible for free to play, the receipts in 2020 were higher than those of the previous year. In fact, it would seem that MiHoYo has earned about 5 billion yen over the last year, the equivalent of almost 800 million dollars. It is therefore evident that the debut of Genshin Impact has contributed to increasing the revenues of the company, which is strongly believing in the project and continues to publish with great consistency new updates and free content, accompanying them to characters to be purchased through the loot boxes, probably the key to the success of the game. To cope with the need to create new content for free to play, the company recently expanded its staff by 70% and now boasts around 2,400 developers, many of them working on Genshin Impact.

We remind you that a few days ago the news according to which Genshin Impact aims to reach one billion users within the next few years. Have you already read our guide on how to get Acquaint Do for free by upgrading Genshin Impact characters?





‘Genshin Impact’ Has Issued Its Billion Free Primogems Reward, How Many Do You Get?

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Genshin Impact has finished tallying the numbers, it seems, and its browser-based Lantern Rite event has come to an end, which you could play here, and you can now collect the reward at the same place, provided you met the requirements.


For the past two weeks or so, Genshin Impact has been running that browser game, and if you got all five types of lanterns by opening reward packages every day, you were eligible to get a share of a billion total primogems that would be split among participants.


So, how many do you get?


Well, that depends, and what I am learning from Twitter is that this is not being split evenly.

  • Some players are getting 108 primogems.
  • Some players (like me) are getting 188 primogems.
  • Some players are getting 288 primogems.
  • I do not know if there are “ultra lucky” folks who got thousands, but I’m not seeing that online, and I don’t really understand why this isn’t being split evenly.

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    If we assume that 188 primogems is around average, that would mean around 5.3 million Genshin Impact players participated in this event and got enough lanterns to qualify. That’s a whole lot, and I think the player population is around 40 million or so, so that’s a sizable percentage who found and played this event.


     108 primogems is not enough for a full pull, but 188 and 288 are, so I guess you can see what you get. I will say I was a bit underwhelmed with the total, as I thought it would be at least 500-1000 primogems, but I suppose I underestimated how many people were going to participate. The lantern rewards weren’t exactly great either, some tiny XP books and some paltry amounts of Mora for the most part. I don’t think this event was as good as the Slime Rancher one, even if it got flashier headlines with its “billion primogems” giveaway draw. Turns out when you have to split that across millions, it’s not that much after all.


    We don’t yet know when the next browser-based event is going to pop up, but it probably won’t be until patch 1.4, if I had to guess. Until then, claim your pull now, as you only have until March 4 to do so, otherwise you will never get it. Hope you get 288, I guess.


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