Needless to say, in the past year or so, Genshin Impact is the most successful role-playing game in the world when it comes to owning a large number of players and huge revenue. This success comes from the fact that miHoYo released “waifu”, “husbando” that both possess excellent looks and an extremely good story for each character.
However, not all characters of Genshin Impact can be successful in “sucking blood” from gamers. Typically, the Kokomi girl in a few previous or latest versions is the case of Shenhe and Xiao banners at the moment. According to statistics from both the Chinese and international markets, Shenhe and Xiao’s sales are much “slower” than other characters. So what is the cause of this decline? Let’s find out together.
Sales of Shenhe and Xiao banners proved to be much weaker than the previous rerun of Eula, Albedo
The first factor that makes Shenhe and Xiao less attractive to many gamers is that their power is having some major problems. For Shenhe, this character is an extremely good damage support character for Ice-type DPS like Kamisato Ayaka and Ganyu. However, when installed in other formations, the value of Shenhe is quite low, so players who do not have Ayaka and Ganyu will ignore her.
Shen is a support that is only strong when paired with Ice DPSs
Next is the case of Xiao when this fairy has relatively strong power and ability to deal damage. However, Xiao’s problem is that the other contents of the game do not fully support this character and its power has not yet reached its peak. It should be remembered that Xiao has never had a 4-piece set of strange objects and a true “suppressing” weapon, so the DPS ability of this character is inferior to that of Ayaka, Hu Tao, Eula or Arataki Itto.
It’s already the first rerun, but Xiao still doesn’t have the weapon and the 4-piece “soldier” strange object.
In addition to the problem of the two characters mentioned above, the fact that miHoYo not long ago confirmed that Yae Miko was about to be released in version 2.5 also had a significant impact on Shenhe and Xiao’s revenue. Yae Miko is an extremely beautiful and charming character and has been introduced since 2.0, so she is very popular with Genshin Impact gamers. So when it was announced that Yae Miko was about to be released, many gamers “turned the car” and ignored Shenhe and Xiao to save resources for this fox girl.
Yae Miko has a very strong attraction to Genshin Impact gamers
Not to mention the information about the banner rerun of very valuable characters like Thunder God – Raiden Shogun, Kazuha has also been revealed. Obviously, when they have to choose between a support that only buffs Ice (Shenhe), a DPS that is not too prominent (Xiao) with characters with high mutant ability in terms of damage (Thunder God, Kazuha), they will choose the latter.
Thunder God – Raiden Shogun and Kazuha are both extremely powerful characters that are being leaked as reruns in version 2.5
Moreover, the fact that Genshin Impact was forced to edit the character model in accordance with “pure customs” also made the attention on Shenhe and Xiao greatly reduced. All of the above reasons have made Shenhe and Xiao’s revenue extremely affected, and can even be considered a failure for miHoYo.
Shenhe and Xiao’s banners are not successful at all in terms of sales, at least for now