Publisher Wargaming.net has revealed that its MMO World of Tanks has more than 24 million registered players.

A recent expansion into the Asia Pacific area has been credited with boosting participation levels, as servers in China as well as those in North America, Europe and Russia have logged more than 350 million battles.

A clearly exuberant Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net, states: "Our growth over the last year has been nothing short of amazing.

"A year ago, no one in the company could possibly imagine that World of Tanks would have skyrocketed like this. As the growth dynamics show, the game isn't slowing down anytime soon. We have massive expectations for the upcoming year, and we'll continue to drive game development that will keep our players engaged and excited."

Wargaming.net recently launched World of Warplanes in what industry pundits suspect is a calculated move to corner the "worlds with things in them" gaming market.