Extraordinary Sales Growth, Traffic, Awards All Show The Reinvention Of An Iconic Game Platform
Online PR News – 05-June-2020 – Glen Head, N.Y. – Strat-O-Matic (http://www.strat-o-matic.com), the market leader in sports simulations, continued a record sixty days of growth and recognition last week, with traffic, sales and content growing at a rapid pace across all platforms. The growth excelled when the company started running its well-received NBA Playoff simulation as well as its daily baseball simulation, which is now being used by a growing number of print and digital media platforms, as well as by a wide number of sports radio stations, on a daily basis. Strat-O-Matic was also selected by People.com as “Best Board Game for Sports Lovers” in April.
“Our staff continues to create new ways for consumers both new and old to enjoy and engage with our products, and the recognition is very gratifying,” said Hal Richman, Strat-O-Matic founder. “This time of reinvention for us will not stop, as we are listening to what fans of simulation games are saying and it has set us up for even more opportunities, especially in the digital gaming space, for when things return to normal.”
The increased interest is reflected in sales, traffic and social numbers, which continue on the upswing. Board and Windows games, digital platform Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365, Website traffic, new users and social media have all seen significant boosts over comparable time periods as fans continue to satiate their thirst for baseball, Strat-O-Matic style, connecting with the game and each other across all of these areas.
Some Strat-O-Matic by the numbers highlights for April include:
• Baseball Board and Windows platform sales from April 1-28 are more than 55% higher compared to the same time period in 2019.
• Baseball Board game product sales from April 1-28 are more than 75% higher compared to the same time period in 2019.
• Baseball Windows platform sales from April 1-28 are more than 45% higher compared to the same time period in 2019.
• Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365 sales are averaging more than 70% higher per day in April 2020 compared to April 2019.
• New Members on Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365 are more than double in April 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019.
• Free Trials in April 2020 on Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365 were 55% higher than in March 2020. Free Trials in March 2020 were already 20% higher than in any previous month.
Strat-O-Matic daily MLB 2020 season simulations can be found at http://www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-season-simulation/ as well as full simulations of the NBA Playoffs. Basketball results and box scores can be found at http://www.strat-o-matic.com/2020-basketball-playoffs/
The list of “Best board games also included other classics such as Monopoly, Candor, Scrabble and Candy Land. It can be seen here https://people.com/entertainment/best-board-games/
Fans with questions about any facet of the Baseball Daily and Basketball simulations can contact Strat-O-Matic at email@example.com.
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, N.Y. in 1948 as a result of his frustration with the statistical randomness of other baseball board games. He discovered that the statistical predictability of dice would give his game the realism he craved. Over the next decade, he perfected the game at summer camp and then as a student at Bucknell University. After producing All-Star sets in 1961 and ‘62, he parlayed a $5,000 loan from his father (and made a deal that if it didn’t work out he would work for his father’s insurance company) into the original 1962 Strat-O-Matic Baseball season game. Needless to say, Hal never had to take a job with his father.
Strat-O-Matic, based in Glen Head, NY and on the Internet at http://www.strat-o-matic.com, manufactures the top selling sports board games and realism/stats sports digital games. The Company publishes baseball, football, basketball and hockey games to play both on and off your computer and mobile screens. “Strat-O” games are known throughout the sports community for their statistical realism and accuracy. The Company has the world’s greatest sports game stat libraries with top-of-the-line seasons dating back to the early 1900’s. At the start of the 2016 MLB season, Strat-O-Matic introduced Baseball Daily, its first product featuring digital player cards that update every day to reflect real life current player performance as the season progresses.
The Company has a loyal celebrity following including a bevy of sports broadcasters such as Bob Costas, Jon Miller and Dan Shulman, former MLB’ers Keith Hernandez, Doug Glanville and Cal Ripken Jr., and sports super fans including Drew Carey, Ben Bernanke, Bryant Gumbel, Spike Lee and Tim Robbins. More information is available at: http://www.strat-o-matic.com.