Honkai: Star Rail, a new game from the team behind the popular Genshin Impact, has broken records by surpassing 20 million downloads just two days after its launch. Niko Partners’ Director of Research & Insights, Daniel Ahmad revealed the milestone on Weibo.
Ahmad reported that Honkai: Star Rail had over 30 million pre-registered users before the game was released, indicating that the game was already generating interest before users could even access it on their devices.
The excitement surrounding Honkai: Star Rail was reflected in the game’s unprecedented success. According to Ahmad, the game “reached [number] 1 on the iOS game download chart in more countries than any prior game.”
What is Honkai: Star Rail?
Despite its similarities to Genshin Impact in terms of style, Honkai: Star Rail is an entirely different game. While Genshin is focused on real-time action, Star Rail is a turn-based RPG. The game is currently available on PC and mobile, with no concrete release date for the PS4 and PS5 versions.
Availability and Cost
Currently, Honkai: Star Rail is available for free on iOS, Android, and PC. There is no confirmation of whether the game will be released on other platforms like Xbox or Nintendo Switch.
The overwhelming success of Honkai: Star Rail means that the game’s developers, HoYoverse, are now under intense pressure to maintain this level of interest and engagement. While there are no indications of any planned updates or expansion packs, gamers and industry analysts alike will be eager to see what the future holds for this new game.