The credit-card sized computer, Raspberry Pi, which was launched less than three years back with a humble mission of dishing out low-cost affordable computers to enable kids to learn programming and motivate them to take up computer science as a carrier, has managed to leapfrog the 2 million units in sales mark well before its second anniversary.
Raspberry Pi was launched publicly in February 2012 and managed to sell one million units in one year’s time. Liz Upton believed that The Raspberry Pi Foundation will sell the two millionth unit sometime in January 2014. However, the Foundation along with its partners managed to achieve the feat well before the stipulate time.
“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”, wrote Liz in a blog post.
Upton reminisces about the first 2000 Pis that “were delivered to Jack’s garage” and notes that the small initial delivery has increased 1000 fold today.
Liz thanks the Raspberry Pi community for their success and notes, “We never thought we’d be where we are today when we started this journey: it’s down to you, our amazing community, and we’re very, very lucky to have you. Thanks!