• MiHoYo announced that "Genshin Impact" would launch on Nintendo Switch in 2020
  • "Genshin Impact" is getting a new update in some days
  •  Fans are looking forward to hearing miHoYo announce the game's Switch port soon

Chinese gaming studio miHoYo has not yet announced the specific release date of the hit gacha game "Genshin Impact" on Nintendo Switch. The game's Switch version was announced in 2020 ahead of the game's official release.

MiHoYo's continued silence on the issue worries fans with some wondering on the possible reasons why the game has not yet launched on the hybrid gaming platform.

In a recent report, Screenrant speculated that one of the major causes of the delayed release of "Genshin Impact" on Nintendo Switch could be due to Nintendo's eShop. The Japanese gaming giant needs to approve games for its eShop before it could be released. The report cited that in the case of "Among Us," Innersloth offered ways where the Switch version of the game delayed the Airship map.

Innersloth also disabled cosmetics purchase on the Nintendo Switch eShop, which facilitated the game's release on the hybrid console. However, unlike "Among Us," "Genshin Impact" has Fates, Passes and Primogems that players use to pull Wishes to get playable characters and new weapons. It is crucial that these in-game currencies and premium options are available on the eShop.

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This could be one of the reasons why the gacha game has not yet been released on Nintendo Switch, according to the report. There are also other fan theories claiming that Nintendo is planning to make "Genshin Impact" one of the launch titles of the rumored Switch Pro, thus the delay. "Genshin Impact" is a phenomenal game that has achieved a lot of milestones in the gaming industry.

Nintendo releasing the game as one of the launch titles of the new Switch Model could hype the device's popularity. It is also possible that miHoYo ran into some hurdles optimizing "Genshin Impact" for Nintendo Switch's modal console that is not found in the PlayStation 4, according to Gamerant. The site also speculated that "Maybe miHoYo has fast-tracked the PS5 version of Genshin Impact on purpose in order to entice PlayStation fans into picking up a second copy."

In the absence of an official announcement from miHoYo in regards to the release of "Genshin Impact" on Nintendo Switch, fans should treat these details as speculative.