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How to see how much money you’ve spent on Genshin Impact

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Do you want to see how much money you’ve spent on Genshin Impact? Unfortunately, that’s not very easy.

Genshin Impact may be free-to-play, but that hasn’t stopped players from spending lots of money on it. The publishers behind the game have confirmed that it has generated billions of dollars in revenue, with Genshin’s success giving way to newcomers Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero. It stands as one of the top-earning mobile games in the world, which is made all the more impressive since it’s also available on PlayStation consoles.

With Genshin Impact still boasting millions of active monthly players, it’s almost inevitable that the game will hit milestone after milestone. However, some players might wonder how much of their own money is part of that $5 billion revenue.

How much have I spent on Genshin Impact?

Players can only track their expenses on Genshin Impact through outside services, specifically their transaction history on the digital storefront where they make purchases.

miHoyo does not provide players with a direct way to track their spending. Some fans allege this, the inability to set a budget, and the vast number of currencies are designed to obfuscate how much players spend to stop them from second-guessing any impulse purchases. 

Because of this, players need to check their bank statements for a tally of their Genshin Impact expenses. The transactions will likely be labeled “miHoyo” or “Genshin Impact,” then it’s a matter of simple addition.

Players who make purchases through the Google Play Store can check their Genshin Impact spending by doing the following:

  • Open Google Play Store
  • Click the user profile icon in the top-right corner of the storefront
  • Select “Payments and Subscriptions”
  • Find Genshin Impact purchases and add them up

The method is simpler for checking how much you’ve spent on Genshin Impact through the PlayStation Store. Here’s the step-by-step process:

  • Open the PlayStation Store app on the console
  • Select the “More” option in the top-right corner of the storefront
  • Select “Transaction History”
  • Set the time period
  • Find Genshin Impact purchases and add them up

Players who make purchases directly through the Genshin Impact website will need to check their bank records. It’s also impossible to do this by simply checking how many pulls are on your account, as any total will also include pulls sourced through codes, freebies, and other methods.

How much does Genshin Impact actually cost?

Genshin Impact can be played for free, but many have found themselves overspending on the game.

The primary way Genshin Impact makes money is through its gacha system. Players use “wishes” on various “banners” to get in-game items and new playable characters. Like most gacha games, Genshin Impact features a “pity system” that functionally guarantees a luxury reward after enough wishes are spent.

Players cannot outright purchase a new character or trade one to a friend, however. This effectively makes its gacha system a kind of gambling, rather than something more akin to trading cards. Even with something like Counter-Strike skins, players can purchase a “win” through the Steam Marketplace. 

Because of this, it’s best to keep one’s spending on anime “waifus” and “husbandos” responsible. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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