When is Genshin Impact coming to Nintendo Switch?

Aakrit Sharma
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Within three years of release, Genshin Impact has become a widely renowned fantasy RPG. Here’s when you can expect Genshin Impact to arrive on the Nintendo Switch.

It’s been almost three years since miHoYo first teased the release of Genshin Impact on the Nintendo Switch. The platform remains as relevant as ever, still competing head-to-head with ninth-generation consoles.

Even though countless Switch players have expressed themselves on social media about wanting to play Genshin Impact on the console, miHoYo haven’t said anything specific about its much-awaited release. Here’s everything we know about the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact version 2.6 promo art featuring Ayato
Genshin Impact has become one of the most popular fantasy RPGs.

When will Genshin Impact arrive on Nintendo Switch?

Genshin Impact developers confirmed that a Nintendo Switch version is still in the works, even three years after the first time it was teased. The official release date was on September 28, 2020, but it only became available on PlayStation, PC, and mobile devices.

Having said that, Genshin Impact is close to celebrating its third-year anniversary, and we still don’t have a Nintendo Switch version.

It is no surprise that many fans have become restless about playing Genshin Impact on their Nintendo Switch console. However, in a statement given to GoNintendo in May 2022, miHoYo’s global PR specialist confirmed that the Switch version is still on its way. We don’t have an official release date yet.

Why is Genshin Impact not coming to Nintendo Switch yet?

Releasing a game like Genshin Impact on a wide range of platforms is ideal, but not easy. Every device/console has a different set of hardware and software and the game must be optimized properly for good performance.

Genshin Impact always requires players to have an internet connection, which does not fit greatly with Switch’s portable nature. Moreover, the action RPG is getting bigger with each update, and the graphics requirements have been increasing as well.

These could be some of the reasons why Genshin Impact’s release on the Nintendo Switch is taking so long.

It’s worth noting that Genshin Impact has been out for almost three years and there have been a plethora of timed events, banners, free rewards, and whatnot. Many believe that it’s already too late for a Nintendo Switch version, while others still want to try the game out because of its amazing storyline and open world.

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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].