The Raspberry Pi project hits a new milestone. The Foundation has announced that they have sold more than two million tiny computers as of the last week in October.
An official blog post said: “It took us almost exactly a year to sell the first million Raspberry Pis. Going on that basis, we calculated that we might, if we were lucky, reach the second million around January 2014, or slightly afterwards – we were confident we’d get there by the end of February 2014. So it was a bit of a shock at the end of last week when we got the latest sales figures and discovered that the 2,000,000th Raspberry Pi was sold in the last week of October.”
The credit-card sized computer was launched in February last year. Initially, the device was made in China but production was later shifted to Sony’s Pencoed facility in South Wales.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation last month announced its one-millionth board manufactured at the Pencoed factory. It also said that 1.75 million total Raspberry Pi boards have been built so far.
“Add these to the existing Chinese ones, and that makes one and three quarter million Raspberry Pis out there worldwide, the majority of them made right here at home,” the Foundation then said.