Genshin Impact is a new game which was released on September 28th, 2020. This game is an action role-playing game which is developed by miHoYo. It features a fantasy open world and action based battle system. But, is this game available on Nintendo Switch? If it is available in Nintendo Switch, what is the price and how about the specs?
Genshin Impact in Nintendo Switch Price
For now, Genshin Impact is available on some platforms including PC, PS4, Android and iOS. So, you are able to download and play this game on those devices. Just choose one of these devices that you can use to play the game. So, it means that this game is not available for Nintendo Switch yet. However, the developer of miHoYo stated that this game will be launched to Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite consoles. There is no exact date where this game will be launched for Nintendo Switch, however the developer said that it is under development now and it will be launched later.
So, if you are a Nintendo Switch user, you have to be patient waiting for this version to come. Now, you are able to play the game on PS4, PC, Android or iOS first.
Since the Nintendo Switch is not released because it is still under development, the developer does not inform about the price as well. So, we do not know how the price of Nintendo Switch will be. However, for your information that Genshin Impact is free to download on any platforms. So, maybe in the Nintendo Switch it will be free as well. Even though it is free to download, there are some items that you are able to buy in the game. There was also a paid version of the game and it was made available leading up to its launch and there is a chance to a starter pack will be made available on Switch as well.
Genshin Impact in Nintendo Switch Specs
As explained earlier that Genshin Impact is not released yet for Nintendo Switch. Now, the Nintendo version is still under development. So, there is no information about the specifications. However, talking about specifications, if you play this game on your PC, there are recommended specifications for your PC so that it can be used for playing Genshin Impact. Here are the recommended specifications for your PC to be able to play Genshin Impact.
- The Operating System must be Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit. It is not supported for Windows 10 dev builds.
- The processor must be Intel Core i7 or the same.
- The RAM must be at least 16 GM.
- The Graphics card which is used must be at least NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or better.
- The DirectX Version is 11.
- The Storage space that your PC has must be at least 30 GB of available storage space.
And here are the minimum specifications for your PC to be able to play Genshin Impact.
- The Operating System must be Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit. As explained previously that Windows 10 dev builds are not supported for now.
- The processor must be Intel Core i5 or the same.
- The RAM that belongs to your PC must be 8 GB.
- The Graphics Card must be NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 or better than this.
- The DirectX Version is 11.
- The Storage Space must be at least 30 GB of available storage space.
If you play Genshin Impact, you have to make sure that your PC can meet the requirements above so that the game will play well.
How to Download Genshin Impact
Since Genshin Impact is not released for Nintendo Switch yet, you are able to play this game on the other platforms. To be able to play the game, of course you need to download the game to the device first. Below, we have some methods for downloading Genshin Impact on your PC, PS4, Android and iOS.
- To be able to play Genshin Impact on your PC, you are able to download the game from the official website of the game at genshin.mihoyo.com. On that site, there are also news, forums, and information on its 24 playable characters.
- To be able to play Genshin Impact on your PS4, then you have to download it from the PlayStation Store. The thing that you have to do is to wait for the title to download.
- To be able to play Genshin Impact on your iOS or Android, the thing that you have to do is to download the game from the online store of your device and it is free of charge. So, if you use Apple devices, you are able to download it in the App Store. And if you use Android devices, you are able to download the game from the Google Play Store.
If you wonder whether cross-play is available on this game, the answer is yes. Genshin Impact provides cross-play feature in all of platforms. So, it is likely that the Nintendo Switch version will also be compatible to play with other players on other consoles as long as players are on the similar server. You may also be curious whether the data transfer is available. According to the GameWith site, the cross-save feature for the Nintendo Switch version has not been announced yet. However, since there are limitations such as PS4 data cannot be transferred to other devices, it may not be possible. So, if you want to play on Nintendo Switch, it seems that you may have to wait before beginning to play on the other devices.
So, for now, you are not able to play Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch since the version of the game for this device is not released yet and there is no exact date where it will come. To be able to enjoy the game now, you can use the other devices which allow you to play this game including PC, PS4, Android and iOS.
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