To date, both Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail (HSR) have become new symbols of the international gaming industry and are a great pride of publisher miHoYo. In terms of success, both of these games deserve “a 9 and a 10”. Because, although the launch time is not long (Genshin 3 years, HSR 7 months), this duo has easily surpassed other strong competitors to dominate the Gacha game series at the present time.
Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail have sales that far outpace other Gacha games. (Source: Sensor Tower)
Because of their success, it is inevitable that these two games will be compared. Even though they come from the same “same furnace”, their outstanding performance compared to other games in the same segment has made Genshin and HSR become serious competitors. Even the duo’s player community is constantly fighting, often falling into an extremely tense situation of “house chickens fighting each other”. Typically, recently, the race at The Game Awards is an example.
The Game Awards 2023 accidentally created a war between two blockbusters from miHoYo.
Last year, Genshin Impact excellently won the Player’s Voice category of The Game Awards 2022. This year, the appearance of Honkai: Star Rail has put this position directly under threat. Across the forums, the great internal war is making miHoYo’s “people” compete fiercely. Before the urgent nomination deadline, a series of large and small groups of the two games continuously shouted and called for votes on all front lines. Because everyone believes that their beloved game will easily overwhelm their opponents this season.
Two miHoYo games are two potential candidates appearing in this year’s nomination.
A series of posts about this great war have caused social media sites to explode.
However, the actual results are extremely quick. Despite high expectations, there is one name that cannot even make it to the second qualifying round of the 2023 season. As expected, that is Honkai: Star Rail. While the house brother had a terrible speedrun from 16th place to 7th place, only HSR still appeared “flat”, not very interested in the prestigious nomination.
Final voting rankings of Player’s Voice 2023 nominations.
However, HSR still had an impressive performance when becoming the best game of Google Play’s Best of 2023 award. Thus, the holy war between the two blockbusters of miHoYo has come to fruition after many months of competition, confirming that Genshin Impact is still superior to its “junior”.