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Genshin Impact Player Manages to Run the Game on Nintendo Switch


A video shared by a Genshin Impact fan shows them playing the game on a Nintendo Switch console with the help of an Android emulator.

A Genshin Impact player has shared a video in which they manage to play the game on a Nintendo Switch device. Even though the game was released over two years ago, players are still waiting for developer HoYoverse to add a Switch version of the game.

As an innovative console that allows players to shift between TV gaming and handheld gaming, the Switch would be the perfect platform for Genshin Impact considering that it’s already able to coexist on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. Reddit user wingsofthygiant has posted a video on the game’s official subreddit showing an interesting way to make the game run on a Nintendo Switch console.


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While many players got excited at first, they were soon let down as the Redditor confirmed that they used an Android emulator which explains the low frame rate and long loading screen time. Even though players have been asking for a Switch version of Genshin Impact since its release back in September 2020, HoYoverse seems to be more focused on developing the game on its current platforms. Their most recent major update has added a brand-new nation named Sumeru which also included the long-awaited Dendro element.

The greatest downside to this fan-made improvisation is the fact that the controllers cannot be connected and the only way to interact with the game is with the console’s touchscreen. However, there is still hope for Nintendo fans as the game’s developers confirmed that they haven’t given up on the idea of making a Switch port for Genshin Impact.

Multiple replies in the comment section claim that a great alternative for a similar handheld gaming experience is the popular Steam Deck. Unfortunately, in order to play Genshin Impact on the Steam Deck, players will need to install Windows on the device in order to avoid running into various complications with the game’s terms of service which could lead to a ban.

While it seems almost impossible to enjoy the game with an android emulator, fans claim that the video debunks previous rumors that the Nintendo Switch console is unable to run the game. Regardless of HoYoverse’s reasons, there is no doubt that Genshin Impact is missing out with the lack of a Switch version as many players claim that even though the game runs perfectly on their PC or PlayStation, they would still prefer the handheld gaming experience the Switch provides.

Genshin Impact is now available on mobile, PC, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development with no confirmed release date.

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