THE POCKET SIZED Raspberry Pi computer has now clocked two million sales, three months shy of its two year anniversary.
The Raspberry Pi went on sale in February 2012 and sold its first million in a year. Raspberry Pi Foundation spokesperson Liz Upton said that the outfit was not expecting to double up quite so soon, but is rather pleased to find out that it has.
"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," she wrote in a post at the Raspberry Pi website.
"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. We don't know who owns it - if you bought one between October 24 and October 31st, it might be yours. (It could even be the one we gave to Prince Andrew when he visited on Halloween.)"
The Foundation has come a long way since it imported its first two thousand units from China in 2012, and Upton said that small initial delivery has increased 1,000 times.
"We never thought we'd be where we are today when we started this journey," she added. "It's down to you, our amazing community, and we're very, very lucky to have you. Thanks!" µ
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