Genshin Impact dominates charts as the only top 5 RPG game to grow in revenue and downloads

 

RPGs are a staple of gaming stemming from the very first text-based adventures. On mobile, they remain one of the largest genres with around 14% market share (US iOS).

Hits like Raid: Shadow Legends, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, and Marvel Strike Force continue to top the charts. But compared to our previous RPG snapshot in Q1 2020, we’re starting to see a shift in the types of new RPGs that are dominating the charts.

Whereas before the titles that caught our attention were almost without exception Turn-based RPGs, the past year has been characterized by action RPGs. We’re, of course, talking about the jaw-dropping performance of Genshin Impact that on its own accounts for 10% of the RPG market share and, more recently, the success of MHA: The Strongest Hero.

Both games are characterized by their strong focus on narrative and story elements, open-world elements along with their high production values, particularly in the case of Genshin Impact that brought PC/console-level production rarely seen on mobile. However, they also have some differences. Genshin Impact is excelling in providing a single-player role-playing experience with a vast world to explore, while MHA also has competitive elements as a key part of the experience.

In this report, we’ll take a closer look at what the RPG genre currently looks like in the US.

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George Miller has started working in the gaming industry as an Editor/Content Manager in 2016 and since then he has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy subject covering. In 2017, he became Head of Content and he is responsible for the editorial team, press release and story covering on multiple websites that are part of Hipther Agency, including EuropeanGaming.eu.

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