When did Genshin Impact come out?

Aakrit Sharma
Genshin Impact promo art

Genshin Impact has been rapidly growing and is now one of the most popular games in the world. If you’re curious about when did Genshin Impact come out, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Genshin Impact had a great launch with its anime-style world and characters and hasn’t looked back ever since. The game’s player base is increasing daily, and every month it’s breaking its own records.

It is only natural for gamers to be curious about Genshin Impact’s release date. This can help them in estimating the amount of content they’ve missed. Every six weeks since launch, miHoYo has released a major content update with new quests, characters, weapons, and occasionally, regions.

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Here’s when Genshin Impact came out on different gaming platforms like PC, mobile, and PlayStation.

Genshin Impact character Xiao watching the Liyue regionHoYoverse

Genshin Impact release date on PC, PlayStation, and mobile

Genshin Impact was released worldwide on September 28, 2020, on PC, mobile (Android & iOS), and PlayStation 4. This was followed by Genshin Impact’s PlayStation 5 release on April 28, 2021.

Yes, you read it right. Despite the massive surge in popularity, Genshin Impact is still not available on Xbox and Nintendo Switch. It is no surprise that fans are desperately waiting for the action RPG on these platforms.

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Genshin Impact is heavily based on Legend of Zelda but it offers a lot more than that. Considering that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the biggest games in the history of Nintendo Switch, the anguish of the fans is understandable.

Genshin Impact character triggering a Pyro attackHoYoverse

When is Genshin Impact coming to Xbox and Nintendo Switch?

Genshin Impact was supposed to come out on Nintendo Switch in September 2020. Surprisingly, the developers announced this in January 2020 which was months ahead of launch.

Regardless, due to development issues, miHoYo’s action RPG is yet to be available on Nintendo Switch consoles. Moreover, the developers have maintained silence on the matter for a long time. Accordingly, fans should not expect Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch anytime soon.

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The case for Genshin Impact on Xbox consoles is even worse. miHoYo has never talked about it and from the looks of it, they will begin working on an Xbox version only after the Switch version goes live (if it ever does).


Genshin Impact is available on many platforms and supports crossplay. If you’re someone who’s fond of games that support crossplay, check out our coverage of Fortnite, Apex Legends, Warzone, and Brawlhalla.

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].