Genshin Impact is an incredibly profitable game with a large number of character banners that have made a lot of money as of 2022. This list will highlight some of the best selling character banners of all time. Anything from 2020 and 2021 is fair game here.
Note: This data is from Genshin Lab and only represents Chinese iOS players, as there is no aggregated data for every banner on every device and region. All revenue figures below are in USD.
These are the top five best-selling Genshin Impact character banners in the Chinese iOS market (2022)
5) Yelan and Xiao in version 2.7
The first entry on this list is Yelan’s debut and Xiao’s iteration in Genshin Impact 2.7. Data from Paimon.moe shows that the majority of players chose Yelan over Xiao (254,472 Yelans vs. 96,915 Xiaos). Yelan is an amazing character in the current meta and has an excellent design, so it’s understandable why the revenue is so high.
4) Raiden Shogun in version 2.1
Raiden Shogun’s debut banner in Genshin Impact 2.1 is one of two individual banners in the top five best sellers on this list. Enthusiasm for Electro Archon was through the roof, so it’s no surprise that he made quite an impact when he finally became playable.
If this list was based on the standard 21-day cycle alone, this would have been the best solo 5-star banner in Genshin Impact history and would rank third overall.
3) Reruns of Raiden Shogun and Kokomi in version 2.5
The Raiden Shogun appears for the second time on this list. It is important to mention that he will also have another banner in version 3.3. Its banner in the next update is likely to work very well, although it will only be available in mid-2022 before ending in 2023.
Kokomi’s first banner was one of the worst performing character banners in Genshin Impact history, at just $7,020,975 in version 2.1. Data from Paimon.moe suggests that the majority of players went with Raiden Shogun over Kokomi in Genshin Impact 2.5 (251,687 Raiden Shoguns vs. 67,235 Kokomis).
2) Nahida and Yoimiya in version 3.2
Nahida is the newest Archon to be introduced in Genshin Impact, and her banner was a huge hit. Yoimiya was also having a repeat at the same time, but data from Paimon.moe shows that the vast majority of players favored Nahida over Yoimiya (197,906 Nahidas vs. 14,404 Yoimiyas).
This sales figure is extremely impressive for a banner that only lasted 16 days instead of the usual 21 days. It is worth mentioning that Nahida and Yoimiya’s Event Wishes were the last to have concluded at the time of writing this article.
1) Ayaka is rerun in version 2.6
It might surprise new players that a repeat of Ayaka would be number one. However, there is a very valid reason why she made far more money than any other character banner in the game’s history.
Version 2.7 was delayed due to the COVID lockdowns, which meant that the second phase of version 2.6 was extended. This replay lasted for 42 days, which is double the duration any other banner received. This figure is only a slight increase from Nahida’s debut, which lasted 16 days.
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