Genshin Impact: Is The Game Coming To Nintendo Switch? Release Date, Price

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Genshin Impact has taken the world by storm since its release in September.

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The free to play RPG has been likened to Breath of the Wild.

Available Platforms


Currently Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5, PC, iOS, and Android.

The game was released on launch day on PS5 using a backwards compatible version of the PS4 version.

Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch port of the game was expected to launch in September when Genshin Impact came out of beta.

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BOTW CLONE ON SWITCH?: Genshin Impact has been announced for the system, but no release date has been given.

Unfortunately this version was delayed and so far there has been no official release date set.


READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact promo codes

It is expected to be announced some time after the Genshin Impact 1.1 update with the beta beginning in early 2021 and a expected full release in mid-late 2021.

Playstation 5

The Genshin Impact 1.1 update added compatibility for the upcoming Playstation 5 console.

Genshin Impact will continue to run using the PS4 version of the game, this is to make it easier to release rather than having to create a separate build for the new console.

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NEXT-GEN: Genshin Impact will be playable on the Playstation 5 on day 1.

miHoYo have confirmed that the PS5 version will offer better graphics and faster loading times.


Xbox One/Series X|S

Genshin Impact is expected to launch on the Nintendo Switch, it was always mentioned up until the port was delayed, but there has never been any mention of it coming to the Xbox One or Series X|S.

While speaking to Twinfinite, developers miHoYo stated they have no plans to bring the game to the Xbox platform.

"We have plans regarding next-gen consoles, and we will be announcing them as these plans take shape. We do not currently have plans to release the game on Xbox."

It is unclear why they chose not to release it on the system.

Free to play games thrive on any platform they are released on, the more platforms the better.

At least for now a Xbox port is not happening, but never say never.


New Additions To The Game

The recent Genshin Impact 1.02/1.1 update added a lot of new content to the game.

From new characters, weapons, and quests.

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NEW CHALLENGERS: There will be 4 new characters making their way to the game.

The new characters added are:

  • Childe - 5-Star Hydro
  • Diano - 4-Star Cryo
  • Zhongli - 5-Star Geo
  • Xinyan - 4-Star

The new weapons are;

  • Memory of Dust - 5-Star Caltalyst
  • Vortex Vanquisher - 5-Star Polearm
  • The Unforged - 5-Star Claymore
  • Royal Spear - 4-Star Polearm

There are a lot of new quests and events added in the game, but check out our patch notes guide for a detailed breakdown.

New Events

A new event called "Unreconciled Stars" will run from November 16th to November 30th.

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TO THE STARS: A new event called Unreconciled Stars will run from November 16th-30th.

During the event, complete designated quests and "Star of Destiny" challenges to obtain Fading Star's Might and Fading Star's Essence.


Players can exchange Fading Star's Might and Fading Star's Essence in the Event Shop for Character Ascension Materials, Hero's Wit, Mystic Enhancement Ore, Talent Enhancement Materials, Crown of Insight, and other rewards!

Complete "Prinzessin's Pact" to get "Prinzessin der Verurteilung!" Fischl (Electro).

Other Changes and Fixes

  • Anemoculus Sync Stone, Geoculus Sync Stone.
  • Geo and Anemo Finder Compass. 
  • Wind capturing bottle. 
  • Pocket Teleport Anchor. 
  • Type 30 Portable Nutrient Bag. 
  • New Dungeon called Golden House. 
  • Reputation. 

To Find Out Everything You Need To Know About The Genshin Impact 1.2 Update Click Here