Miniature hobbyist computer Raspberry Pi has made quite a name for itself, its sales figures can certainly substantiate that. It is manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, though initially production took place in China, which has announced that it has sold over 2 million units around the globe. Raspberry Pi has achieved its second million milestone in just a touch under ten months, whereas it took it almost an entire year to rack up its first million sales.
Earlier this year in January the Foundation announced that it had sold over 1 million units. Back then, it estimated that 2 million units would be sold in just about an year as well, it expected to reach the figure by January or February 2014. Raspberry Pi’s sales have doubled in less than one year, taking just ten months to rack up another million sales. The Foundation discovered that the 2,000,000th unit was sold in the last week of October and that it doesn’t know who owns it, though the unit might be yours if you bought a unit between October 24th and October 31st. One of the major selling points of the Raspberry Pi is that its capabilites aren’t articifically limited in any way, it is essentially a motherboard and a CPU with a few different ports. Hobbyists can write their own software for it and use it as they please. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the Raspberry Pi costs just $35.
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