Raspberry Pi sells two million units

Raspberry Pi sells two million units
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

November 18th 2013 at 10:18AM

Microcomputer reaches sales milestone sooner than expected

One million units of the microcomputer were sold in exactly a year, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation expected to reach this new milestone in February 2014.

“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,” said the firm on its website.

“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.”

Just last month we learned that 1.75 units of the device intended to get youngsters into computer programming had been sold.

In September last year manufacturing was switched to the UK, creating additional jobs at the UK manufacturing plant and a renewed push to meet growing demand for the device.

The Foundation doesn’t know who is likely to own the two millionth Pi unit, but said it is one of those who purchased the device between October 24th and October 31st.