And the year isn’t even done yet.
Wargaming.net sent out a press release about 2012 that included an info graphic with some statistics about World of Tanks. And, since I like that sort of thing, I thought I would pass it along.
Those are some nice round numbers, which means they are probably reasonable estimates, at least if you subscribe to the theory that the more precise a huge number is, the more likely it is to be bullshit. That particular theory arose from a study of United Nations statistics, where there appeared to a correlation between precision and simply making things up.
Interesting to see that the Soviet KV series of tanks is so popular in its various forms. And then there is the Type 59 in China, which is still for sale on their server still and is, of course, a Chinese tank. It is no longer an option in NA/EU.
As for next year, Wargaming.net has this to say:
Our key objectives for the year 2013 are many – deliver two new online free-to-play worlds, continued the expansion of World of Tanks with creative and passionate new content, and further reinforce our ties with our community,” said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. “We will also continue to explore new possibilities offered by the free-to-play MMO space to provide players with unique gaming experiences and unite as many people as possible in our free-to-play universe.
I suppose we shall see.