Arataki Itto is the newest character released in Genshin Impact 2.3. While the hype and initial sales were over the roof, the 5-star Geo Claymore user did not manage to keep it up in the long run. In this article, we are going to showcase the reason why Itto Banner has one of the lowest Genshin Impact banner sales ever recorded, barely beating Kokomi.

Itto sales
Itto banner sales number is near the bottom.

The main reason that the first 2 days of the Itto banner release experience explosive sales is because most whales, fans and content creators usually buy primogems and pull for him on day 1. Below are some factors that might have played a role in his poor reception:

1. Re-run banners for Albedo and Eula

The 2.3 patch introduces a new "dual rerun banner" mechanic that allows players to simultaneously wish for Albedo and Eula. This rerun banner has the same pity reserve as the normal event banner... and if you pick Itto, your chances for this banner would be very low.

Albedo and Eula
Albedo and Eula's banners are much more popular than Itto banner.

Albedo and Eula are established top tier characters in Genshin Impact. The former is one of the best Geo Support while the latter is the strongest physical DPS unit in the game. Most players spend their primogems on this banner instead of Itto. This is why the Albedo & Eula banner is amongst the best Genshin banners ever released.

2. Itto is a Geo Character

Not all elements in Genshin Impact are created equal. While Cryo, Pyro and Hydro have overpowered reactions that deal crazy damage (Vaporize, Melt), Geo gets almost nothing when it comes to dealing damage. Therefore, most people don't invest in a Geo lineup.

Arataki Itto
Not all elements are created equal.

Itto, on the other hand, only unleashes his true potential when paired with more Geo characters such as Gorou, Albedo, and Zhongli. This means most players would not be able to use him effectively.

To normal people, for damage, they can just pair a DPS character like Diluc with a Cryo character for melt, which is much easier and has a lower investment cost.

3. New Genshin Impact banners in 2.4

Yun Jin and Shenhe

When Itto's banner hit, miHoYo has already revealed Yun Jin and Shenhe, the two upcoming characters scheduled for patch 2.4. Because of that, a lot of players would be saving primogems for their banners.

Shenhe And Yunjin
Yunjin and Shenhe

Leakers have also revealed Yunjin and Shenhe abilities and playstyle - apparently, they are going to be strong and versatile supports.

Xiao and Ganyu

Furthermore, sources have revealed that the rerun banner of Xiao and Ganyu will also arrive in 2.4. Both characters are amongst the top tier DPS in Genshin, which a lot of people have also been saving for.

4. Itto is not a female character

There is a reason that Genshin Impact has a lot more female characters than male (more than 2x). The majority of the playerbase are male and they often spend more on hot character banners. That's the reason banners like Raiden Shogun have an edge over others.

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It is just how video games work.

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