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Submitted by billythepunk 911d ago | interview

Wargaming CEO Wants 1 Billion Players for World of Tanks, isn't Joking - AusGamers

AusGamers recently spoke with Wargaming boss Victor Kislyi who talked at length with them about the beginnings of their World of empire, where he sees the industry going and not jokingly having the goal of reaching one billion players with their popular franchise.

"I really believe in the one billion potential users concept," he emphatically told AusGamers. "It’s not an exaggeration. We just need to get to them. Facebook and Zynga showed us... they just demonstrated that there could be one billion people connected to one network, and then there could be, again, hundreds of millions of housewives, older guys, younger guys, guys from those regions where people don’t play computer games... suddenly become gamers." (PC, Wargaming.net, World of Tanks, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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sherimae2413  +   911d ago
1 Billion players!? 0_0 is that even possible?
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Snookies12  +   911d ago
Not really, but they can dream I suppose lol. Perhaps one day, a game will come along that gets that many. It would have to be something incredible though to pull so many people into one thing.
AnotherProGamer  +   910d ago
not until a lot of countries get better living conditions to care about playing video games
PFFT  +   911d ago
Yeeeeaah. Not gonna happen.
B-radical  +   911d ago
100 million down the line may be possible if they can keep the game intresting that is
FlameHawk  +   910d ago
Not even 30, it barely has 20 mill and it is not going to get bigger, it is already an old game, its probably at its peak, it being on Xbox 360 is barely going to help it.
B-radical  +   910d ago
Will it be on next gen?
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cellur111  +   911d ago
Maybe 10 million if hes lucky.
sorane  +   911d ago
Seeing as they had 45 million accounts last year with a 218 million euro revenue I guess he's very lucky :P
JunioRS101  +   911d ago
He might not be joking, but that's still a joke.
360ICE  +   911d ago
That's over 9000!
NarooN  +   911d ago
What??!! Over 9000?? THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT, CAN ITTTTTTT??!!!!
360ICE  +   910d ago
Sorry, I held my calculator upside down. It's less than 9000. Everything is, of course.
billythepunk  +   911d ago
They actually have 65 million players with active accounts. There are 47 million subscribers to Xbox Live and the 360 version of their game will be the first proper F2P game on the system and will feature no pay-to-win. There's a very good chance they could hit 100 million players.

This company does actually know what it's doing.
g-nome  +   910d ago
Keeping a billion people interested beyond a day or 2 , good luck with that.

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