Before Tower of Fantasy officially released to the general public, it dubbed itself as the “Genshin Impact killer”. But the question is, did it succeed in bringing down the player count of Genshin Impact this September? And is the Genshin Impact hype dying down after Tower of Fantasy released?
Tower of Fantasy released in August ahead of the Sumeru update in Genshin Impact
It’s no secret that Genshin Impact players have been feeling burnt out from the game. Even some prominent Twitch streamers admit to this which is why some Genshin Impact creators downloaded Tower of Fantasy when it came out.
Moreover, Hotta Studios were strategic enough to release their game to the public when there was no new content offered in Genshin Impact. And in a bold move, Tower of Fantasy was released before the Sumeru update dropped.
For Genshin Impact players, the Sumeru update is something they look forward to. Aside from introducing new characters to the game, it also opens up a brand new region for Travelers.
But the release of Tower of Fantasy took away some of the hype from Genshin Impact 3.0. At launch, it was met with positive reviews mainly because of how generous the game is to players. Wanderers, as ToF calls its players, were rewarded with many chances to pull on the character banners.
If we compare both games depending on how much rewards they give to their players, Tower of Fantasy definitely beats Genshin Impact by a mile. However, the rewards are not enough to keep a solid player base.
Once the Sumeru update dropped in Genshin Impact, most players decided to go back to HoYoverse. And have you seen how big the Sumeru region is? Casual players are happy and so are the Genshin Impact streamers.
There’s loads of content to unpack in Sumeru and we imagine that would be the case in the next months.
Is ToF the Genshin Impact killer?
Truthfully, Tower of Fantasy looks promising. However, its elements are not enough to be called the “Genshin Impact killer”. It is a bold statement coming from the game’s devs since Genshin Impact has already solidified their place in the gaming industry.
Moreover, Genshin Impact has over 50+ million downloads on Google Play alone. As for Tower of Fantasy, the game has just 1+ million downloads on Google Play. There is still a lot of things Hotta Studio need to improve with their game if they plan on facing against a giant like Genshin Impact.
September Player Count
As for the player count of both games, there is no data available yet for Tower of Fantasy.
On the other hand, Genshin Impact has an estimated 653,393 live players as of writing. And in the past 30 days, there is an estimated 63 million active players in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact hit a speed bump when it went for a few updates with no new content to offer its players. However, they seem to be back on track with the Sumeru update. After this version, more new characters are going to be added to the game.
It will be interesting to see how Tower of Fantasy adapts to its biggest competitor. The game is still giving away free rewards to Wanderers. But seeing as they are a gacha game, they can’t rely on making players get their game with these rewards.
Right now, it seems unlikely that Genshin Impact is dying. It may have died in the past month when it had no new content to offer. However, HoYoverse managed to bring it back to life just in time.
As for Tower of Fantasy, they still have a long way to go before they can be called the “Genshin Impact killer”. Nonetheless, the game is a fresh experience for any Genshin Impact player going through burn out. Let us know what your thoughts are about this in the comments down below.
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