Since Genshin Impact was released on September 28, 2020, this popular game is available on various platforms where you can play the game for free. 

Available Genshin Impact platforms include mobile (iOS and Android), PC, or PlayStation, which is the only console type supporting Genshin Impact right now. 

Genshin Impact is not available on Nintendo Switch till now, but the developer -miHoYo has the Nintendo Switch Genshin Impact on its schedule and is planning to release it in April 2022

The trailer of Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch was officially posted on YouTube. We’ll update this guide when the game is available on Switch in the future.

Right now, let’s check the details below for the list of Genshin Impact platforms, including the system requirements for every platform and the best devices to play Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Platforms

Genshin Impact on Mobile

Genshin Impact is available on mobile platforms for free. You can play the game on both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Mobile players should be the majority part for this game.  After all, it ranks top on both App Store and Google Play in many countries. 

Genshin Impact on Android (Google Play)

To play Genshin Impact on Android devices, make sure that your phone meets the minimum system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements for Android

CPU Arm v8a 64-bit device
RAM 3 GB and above
System Android 7.0 and above
Storage 8 GB of Free Storage Space

Best Recommended Requirements for Android

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810 and above
RAM 4 GB and above
System Android 8.1 and above
Storage 8 GB of Free Storage Space or higher

Genshin Impact on iOS (iPhone & iPad)

If you’re trying to play Genshin Impact on an iPhone or iPad, make sure your devices meet the minimum system requirements of iOS. 

To make it clear for you to know if you can play Genshin Impact with your iPhone or not, we also make a list of the Apple devices that are compatible with Genshin Impact.

iOS System Requirements (iPhone & iPad)

OS iOS 9.0 and above
Storage 8 GB of Free Storage Space or higher

Supported iPhone Devices

  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 12 and above

Supported iPad Devices

  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro (2nd generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (2nd generation) 10.5 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (5th generation) and above

Genshin Impact on PC

Genshin Impact is also available on any PC running Windows Operating System. However, your PC should meet the minimum system requirements needed so you can play it smoothly. Check the System Requirements, including for best performed requirements, by clicking the button link below.

Minimum System Requirements for PC

Operating System Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 and higher
DirectX 11
Storage 30 GB of Free Storage Space

Recommended System Requirements for PC

Operating System Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i7 equivalent or higher
Memory 16 GB RAM
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and higher
DirectX 11
Storage 30 GB of Free Storage Space

Genshin Impact on PlayStation

PlayState is the only console platform compatible with Genshin Impact officially. Players can enjoy the game time with their PS4 and PS5, with your console meeting or exceeding the minimum system requirement on PlayStation.

Genshin Impact on PS4

PlayStation 4 Requirements

Storage Requirement 30 GB of Free Storage Space

Below is the list of PS4 versions where you can play Genshin Impact, with a basic storage requirement.

  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 4 Slim
  • PlayStation 4 Pro

Genshin Impact on PS5

PlayStation 5 Requirements

Storage Requirement 30 GB of Free Storage Space

Genshin Impact is now available on PS5 on  April 28, 2021, along with the Version 1.5 Update. The new version features enhanced visuals, improved loading times, and DualSense controller support.

Is Genshin Impact available on Nintendo Switch?

Genshin Impact is currently planned to release for the Nintendo Switch. However, there is no official release date for it yet Nintendo Switch as of April 2022.

The official Youtube account of Genshin Impact already released an official Japanese trailer for a Switch version Genshin Impact! So, don’t worry if you are more of a Nintendo Switch player. Genshin Impact for Nintendo Switch will come in the future!

Despite waiting for the official release for Nintendo Switch, some Switch players already play Genshin Impact. However, it’s not recommended if you’re not planning to mod your Switch for the game, especially for beginners of Nintendo Switch. 

Some professional gamers have already modded their Switch and installed Genshin Impact. If you’re interested in this, I hope the video below helps.

Is Genshin Impact available on Xbox?

 

Genshin Impact is not currently playable on any Xbox systems. According to a 2020 IGN Japan interview, Genshin developer Mihoyo had no plans for an Xbox version for the foreseeable future.

FAQs on Genshin Impact Platforms

Genshin Impact was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS on September 28, 2020, and features cross-platform play between them.

If you want to play Genshin Impact smoothly with a mobile phone, make sure they meet the minimum requirements and the best requirements would be better.

The 5 best mobile phones to play Genshin Impact on are:

  • OnePlus 9 Pro.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21.
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i.
  • Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro.
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Genshin Impact will be free on Nintendo Switch soon in 2022.

The game’s developers uttered that gamers will have prior access to the Genshin Impact upon the release of the game because of its free-to-play system where players don’t have to take out some money to obtain the game’s finite items.

No. According to the minimum system requirements to play Genshin Impact on a PC, the memory should be at least 8GB RAM.

If you’re playing Genshin Impact on a smartphone, then 4GB RAM will be okay.

Yes. Genshin Impact is available on a number of different gaming platforms: you can currently enjoy this free-to-play RPG phenomenon on PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS.

Yes, Genshin Impact is cross-platform compatible. But it’s available on PS4, not available on Xbox right now.

Unfortunately, Genshin Impact is currently only available on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android devices.

However, the open-world ARPG is scheduled to arrive on the Switch in the future, probably in 2022.

As of writing, Genshin Impact is not currently available on Steam.

In fact, the free-to-play title is only playable through the official launcher, Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store, and various app stores.

Android system requirements state that you will need at least 3 GB of RAM. In terms of game file size, you will need at least 8 GB of free disk space available.

From your web browser, head to the official Genshin website and hit on Download. On the next interface, click on the platform on which you want to download the game like Windows, PS4, App Store, or Google Play. Once the game is downloaded, run and install it.

Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch is still not available, but fans won’t have to wait much longer.

Nintendo Switch seems like the perfect platform for a game like Genshin Impact. The anime-style fits perfectly with other popular titles, and the console’s portable nature suits a game that wants you to play it every day.

Genshin Impact is not currently playable on any Xbox systems. According to a 2020 IGN Japan interview reported by ScreenRant, Genshin developer Mihoyo had no plans for an Xbox version for the foreseeable future.

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