Update 2: MiHoYo's ever-popular free-to-play RPG Genshin Impact has continued to rake in the downloads.
In just over two weeks of release, as of October 14th, the Breath of the Wild-inspired game has managed to accumulate 30 million installs, according to data provided by App Annie.
Update 1: Genshin Impact has generated 17 million downloads on both iOS and Android devices globally, according to App Annie.
Moreover, on September 30th, the open-world RPG was the most downloaded app in both games and non-games categories, across the App Store and Google Play.
Through Apple's storefront, the game secured a spot in the top five most downloaded games in 74 countries, some of which are major markets such as the US and France. Others include Germany, Russia and Brazil.
Meanwhile, on Google Play, Genshin Impact took the top spot in 33 countries, including the US, France, Mexico, Brazil and Germany.
However, as of October 1st, the RPG did secure the No.1 spot for downloads in various countries such as Japan, Hongkong, Macau and South Korea on both iOS and Android. Furthermore, it was also the top-dog on the App Store in mainland China.
Original story: MiHoYo's free-to-play RPG Genshin Impact has experienced the best international launch for a Chinese game.
As reported by the South China Morning Post, the open-world title racked up over 110,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch mere hours after its release, giving it a larger audience at that time than Fortnite.
Genshin Impact was released on September 28th and is available on PC, PS4 and mobile devices. Internationally, the game saw 5.3 million pre-registrations via its website. In China, it hit 16 million across all platforms.
"I don't think any Chinese-made game has ever had that many pre-registrations outside its home market. So just by the scale of people interested early on, Genshin Impact is a big title already."
Furthermore, the game has shot up the charts on iOS devices in China, as it is the second top-grossing application on the Chinese App Store, coming in behind ByteDance's short-form video app Douyin, the localised version of TikTok.
According to analytics firm Qimai Data, MiHoYo's title had already generated $1.84 million at the time of writing.