World of Tanks surpasses five million registered players in time for first birthday

World of Tanks

World of Tanks' first birthday is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than via a milestone announcement.'s latest press releases touts the fact that the free-to-play World War II action MMO has surpassed 5,000,000 registered players.

That's a lot of tank commanders, and apparently more than the company anticipated. "We didn't expect World of Tanks would become this popular. The game's success has given us [the] confidence we needed to continue our expansion into the world of online wargames," said CEO Victor Kislyi.

World of Tanks also set numerous peak concurrent user records during its first year, and owns the Guiness World Record for simultaneous player connections at 91,311.