Genshin Impact Nintendo Switch Release: The Story So Far


Last Updated on: 23rd April 2022, 12:37 am

Released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS in September 2020, Genshin Impact is undeniably one of the most popular games right now. It’s such a huge commercial success that the game grossed more than $3 billion in its first year of release, notably the highest first-year launch revenue for any video game. 

With that in mind, Genshin Impact is not far from being available in more next-gen video game consoles due to, let’s say, “popular demand.” In fact, when the PlayStation 5 came out, Genshin Impact was also made available for the said console only a few months later. 

Not only that, long before Genshin Impact was released, we learned that the game was also coming to Nintendo Switch. Oh, the chills we felt while watching that trailer!

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You may relive that experience by watching the video below:

But it’s been two years since and a pandemic has come and passed—errr, still staying. And Lumine and Aether are yet to unlock the region called Nintendo Switch. 

So, what do we know so far? 

This is why Genshin Impact on the Nintendo Switch is delayed

In 2021, after a year of waiting, we heard that Genshin Impact’s release for Nintendo Switch was delayed as miHoYo was reportedly experiencing issues with the console’s “weaker hardware.” 

At that time, we “wished,” in true Genshin Impact gacha fashion, that they would find a way to fix this issue. 

But alas! Look at us now. The Pity System didn’t work. It was pitiful indeed. 

So, as we do in Genshin Impact, let’s “investigate.” 

As miHoYo was experiencing issues with Nintendo Switch’s hardware, what could possibly be a solution for this? 

That’s right! A better Nintendo Switch! 

Credit: HoYoverse

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But is there going to be a better Nintendo Switch? 

Is the Nintendo Switch Pro being released?

We’ve certainly heard rumors about the Nintendo Switch Pro, but months after we heard about the “weaker hardware” stuff, Nintendo crushed our hopes and dreams when they tweeted

“We also want to clarify that we just announced that Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) will launch in October, 2021, and have no plans for launching any other model at this time.” 

While we’re happy with the OLED Model, there is essentially a little difference between it and the original Switch. 

So, as we do in Genshin Impact, let’s “dig.” 

Nintendo said “at this time” which means that there might be plans for new Nintendo Switch models in the future. 

Earlier this year, gaming industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls predicted that Nintendo will skip the Switch Pro and will focus on a next-gen successor to the original Switch and said:

“I’m not expecting a Switch Pro in 2022.” 

So, Switch Pro or whatever, what’s next for Nintendo Switch? 

Harding-Rolls added:

“We have a next-gen Nintendo console in our forecasts for late 2024, so I’m not convinced a ‘Pro’ model is going to appear at all.” 

Wait! What? 2024? Paimon is shookt.

As there is still no clear date for Genshin Impact’s release on Nintendo Switch, does this mean that we’ll have to wait until 2024? 

Another two years, huh? But then again, we can only wish for an earlier release. 

Right now, we’re pretty much like Aether/Lumine, traveling across Teyvat, unsure if we’ll ever see our sibling again. Not to mention that we’re also waiting for the game to release on Xbox.