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Genshin Impact Nintendo Switch Release

Nintendo Switch gamers, rejoice! The free-to-play RPG Genshin Impact will soon be available for the Nintendo Switch. However, there is still no solid release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact.

The developers of the game did not specify the reason why Genshin Impact is not available for Nintendo Switch yet, even though it is available on most gaming platforms, but the good news is that it's definitely coming!

Other Gaming Platforms

A view of the Mondstadt area in Genshin Impact.

If you have a Nintendo Switch but can't wait to play Genshin Impact, it is available on other gaming platforms like Android, iOS, PS4, and PC.


Aether meeting Venti for the First time.

If you would like to play Genshin Impact on your mobile phone, you need to download the game on the Google Play Store. Below are the specs you need to run Genshin Impact on your Android phone.

Recommended Specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Kirin 810 and above
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 8.1 and above
  • At least 8GB of storage space

Minimum Specs:

  • Arm v8a 64 Bit
  • At least 3 GB of RAM
  • Android 7.0 and above
  • At least 8GB of storage space


Diluc is a Pyro Character in Genshin Impact.

For iOS users, only specific phones are compatible with Genshin Impact. Below is the list of compatible devices for Genshin Impact:

  • iPhone 8 plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11 to iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE
  • 5th Generation iPad Mini
  • 3rd Generation iPad Air
  • iPad Pro 2nd Generation to 4th Generation

If you have an iOS device that is not listed above, you can still try to download and play Genshin Impact so long as you have iOS 9.0 or above and 8GB of space. However, it might not perform well and you may experience some FPS drop.


Beidou is an electro character in Genshin Impact.

Most players play Genshin Impact on the PC. To play Genshin Impact on your PC, you need the following specs:
Recommended Specs:

  • You need to have a Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7 or higher, AMD Ryzen 7 or higher
  • 16 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6B or higher
  • 30GB Storage Space

Minimum Specs:

  • You need to have a Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5 or higher, AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 or higher
  • 30 GB Storage Space


Aether activating the Statue of Seven.

If you are planning to play Genshin Impact on PS4, you only need to reserve 30 GB of storage space. However, some players have also reported experiencing FPS drops and lagging when playing on the Playstation 4 platform.

Nintendo Switch Release Date

Venti is an exclusive Anemo Character in Genshin Impact.

There is no definite release date yet, and we also do not yet know whether there is additional content for the Nintendo Switch. However, miHoYo did confirm that the Nintendo Switch version of the game is in development.


The view of the Mondstadt Area during the sunset.

According to miHoYo, the development of Genshin Impact for Nintendo Switch is still ongoing. However, there are no extra announcements about the release date and additional content for the Nintendo Switch. If you would like to play Genshin Impact right now, you can download the game on other platforms like the PC, Android, iOS, and PS4.



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