On Genshin Impact’s current platforms of PlayStation, Android, iOS, and PC, the free-to-play game has become extremely popular. In just three months on the market, the game reportedly made nearly $400 million. And there’s still room for Genshin Impact to grow. The game’s developer, miHoYo, has promised a Nintendo Switch port, which will bring the game to a whole new audience.
A release date for Genshin Impact for Nintendo Switch has yet to be determined. Although the game was first announced in 2019, there have been few updates since then. In an interview last October 2020, miHoYo confirmed that the Switch version of Genshin Impact was still in the works. There’s no word on a release date, but given the Switch’s limited power, they may be having processing issues.
Genshin Impact, like other Nintendo Switch games that require a lot of processing power, could also run on the cloud. Most loading issues that players may face on the Switch would be eliminated as a result of this. Due to the Switch’s lower power output, Persona 5 Strikers, for example, takes significantly longer to load.
On a standard PS4, Genshin Impact currently takes two and a half minutes to load. Loading directly from a Nintendo Switch would presumably take much longer, which would be unbearable for more impatient gamers. Perhaps Genshin Impact will be released on Switch in the second half of 2021.
Transferring your data on Nintendo Switch
Because your save file is linked to your miHoYo account, you can easily transfer it between platforms when playing Genshin Impact on mobile devices or PC. You can only move your saved data from one PlayStation console to another.
When Genshin Impact launches on Nintendo Switch, your mobile and PC save files will most likely be compatible. Sony has been adamant about not working with developers on cross-platform games, whereas Nintendo has remained open to the idea with games like Fortnite and The Witcher.
MiHoYo stated in an interview that they are not currently working on PS4 save data transfer. It’s unlikely that the Switch port will be compatible with PlayStation consoles if it launches within the next few months.