In a continuation of last week’s story, here we are with yet another milestone in the tech industry. The Raspberry Pi Linux PC can definitely be classified as a runaway success, as this $35 computer has surpassed the one million sales mark. In fact, pre-orders for this bad boy actually sold out in a matter of under 24 hours, despite the credit card-sized computer having to face a number manufacturing hiccups and distribution problems along the way. Last April, the first batch of Raspberry Pis hit distributors at long last and begun to ship around the world.
According to the Raspberry Pi foundation on one of their distributors for the Raspberry Pi earlier last week, “They’re only one of two official distributors. We don’t have completely up-to-date figures from RS Components yet, but Farnell’s news suggests that we’re well on the way to having sold our millionth Raspberry Pi.”
Well, now that the one million mark has been surpassed, we would look at the next million. How fast do you think the race to that figure will take?
- 2014-04-08: Raspberry Pi Compute Module Introduced
- 2014-03-31: See Quake III Played On A Raspberry Pi
- 2014-03-23: Raspberry Pi HDMI Input Capability Via Kickstarter Project
- 2014-03-11: Raspberry Pi Add-On Sound Card
- 2013-11-18: Raspberry Pi Sales Cross 2 Million