Raspberry Pi Hits 2 Million Units Sold

Early in October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation marked a special milestone. The charity revealed that one million Raspberry Pis have been manufactured in the UK. Now, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating another huge milestone. The charity announced over the weekend that it has now sold two million of its Raspberry Pi boards. This is up from 1.75 million in early October.

"We never thought we;d be where we are today when we started this journey," RPF's Liz Upton said in a blog post published Sunday morning. "It's down to you, our amazing community, and we're very, very lucky to have you. Thanks!"

Upton writes that it took almost a year to reach the one million unit milestone, and so they expected the second million would take just as long. That put the Raspberry Pi Foundation on track to sell two million by January 2014 the charity said it was confident that February would bring news of the two millionth Raspberry Pi. Instead, Raspberry Pi number 2,000,000 was sold in October. Though RPF doesn't know who has it, if you bought yours between October 24 and October 31, it might be you.

Raspberry Pi was made available for purchase in February of 2012 with a one-per-customer limit to ensure there were enough to go around. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced in October that, after gradually moving all production of Raspberry Pis to a Sony in South Wales, all of the Raspberry Pis are now being made in the UK.

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  • shine8210
    This just puts a smile on my face knowing a lot of programing is going on right now.
  • teh_chem
    It's a fun little bit of hardware. I originally got it to further my linux and python education in a hardware-oriented fashion, but instead the RPi has ended up running XBMC in the bedroom for streaming from our local network instead. I've decided I'm less of a coder, and more of a user. :) But the developer and community support of this platform is nothing short of impressive.
  • chumly
    Bitcoin is over $500 and these are used for mining rigs, due to low power cost. That's what's driving the sale of these, I think. http://imgur.com/a/RiLhS