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Honkai: Star Rail Exceeds 20 Million Downloads

The game only just come out, but Honkai: Star Rail has already surpassed 20 million downloads. For reference, the game officially released on April 26, 2023. Honkai: Star Rail is the newest turn-based mobile and PC game from HoYoVerse, who is the creator of Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd. [Thanks, Daniel “ZhugeEX” Ahmad!]

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In a Weibo post, HoYoVerse thanked all of the Trailblazers for their support of the game. It will hand out ten Star Rail Special Passes on April 30, 2023 as a show of gratitude. That will also be the date of a celebration event for the launch of the game.

Though Genshin Impact has been HoYoVerse’s global juggernaut, Honkai: Star Rail is hot on its heels. According to the same post, Honkai: Star Rail is currently the most-downloaded and best-selling iOS game on the charts. It also had 30 million pre-registrations, which is more than how many Genshin Impact had. However, it is possible that many of these players did not know of HoYoVerse prior to Genshin Impact, which may have affected those numbers for Star Rail.

Honkai: Star Rail is a spin-off of Honkai Impact 3rd. Though it features familiar faces (such as Himeko, Bronya, and Seele), they are technically different characters. It also has a turn-based combat as opposed to the more action-oriented system that was present in both Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PC. It will come out on the PS4 and PS5 some time in the future.


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