Raspberry Pi já vendeu 11 milhões

O pequeno computador já vendeu 11 milhões desde que foi lançado em Fevereiro de 2012.

As vendas continuam a subir e, se tudo correr bem, não falta muito para ultrapassar o número de vendas do Commodore 64, o computador que está listado no Livro do Guinness como o modelo de computador mais vendido de sempre.

O sucesso do Raspberry Pi continua a surpreender o próprio Dr. Eben Upton da Raspberry Pi Foundation.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation sells about 350,000 to 400,000 units a month, which Dr Upton described as “crazy”.

Dr Upton said he never thought it would be this successful and that being able to build all of the machines in the UK, in South Wales, is “massive”.

He said: “Out of all of the things, that is probably the biggest surprise for us – that we were able to build them in the UK more cheaply than if we were to build them in China.”

The size of a British credit card, the Raspberry Pi is widely used as an educational tool for programming – British astronaut Tim Peake even took one to the International Space Station – but it can also be used for practical purposes such as streaming music to devices in a home.

Raspberry Pi sales hit 11 million – and could overtake Commodore 64 [Belfast Telegraph]

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