So far, Genshin Impact is available for players using Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS, but is it coming to Nintendo Switch and what’s the release date of the port? Here’s everything you need to know. This ARPG was released in 2020 and since then, it has taken the world by storm. Earning more than $3 billion in its first year of release, it has been going from strength to strength, especially with new content updates. We cover all about it in our guides section, but in this article, we will take a look at all the speculation regarding its release on the Switch.
Is Genshin Impact Releasing On Nintendo Switch?
As of now, Genshin Impact is not available on the Switch yet and there is no exact release date or time frame known.
This game not being on Switch is surprising because the genre of the game and the users of this hand-held console seem made for each other. Releasing the title on this platform is bound to boost the revenue to brand new heights. But don’t be disheartened because it will be happening – we just don’t know when. The official channel released a Japanese trailer on 14 January 2020 and it will be three years since it was published. Indeed, it has been quite a long wait for Switch players and unfortunately, it is still not a reality.
Check out the trailer here:
Why isn’t the Game on Switch Yet?
The reason isn’t clear but speculations mostly point to hardware issues. The devs may have to work on a special “console” version for the Switch which won’t be the same as the Mobile versions released on Android and iOS devices and won’t be the same as the PS4 version. The specific requirements for the Switch have most likely delayed the game’s launch on the platform. The devs would want the much-loved title to work well on the Switch but due to the hardware limitations, it could be a challenge.
Genshin Impact Switch Release Date Speculation – Is it Canceled?
On 5 May 2022, GoNintendo.com reported that Genshin Impact’s Switch version isn’t canceled. They reached out to miHoYo and the developers have confirmed that the Switch version is still in development. More information will be released as they progress further.
As a Switch player myself, I have been waiting to get my hands on Genshin Impact via this particular console. I personally feel it’s possibly one of the best ways to enjoy the game with friends or solo. More so for those players who can join the adventure via Mobile devices but don’t prefer the touch controls. If games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Octopath Traveler, Breath of the Wild, and Monster Hunter Rise are on the Switch, this one needs to be there too.
When the game does release on the platform, users will have a lot of catching up to do because the content updates have been massive. Once we have an official confirmation, we will update this article.