Raspberry Pi sold over 12.5 million boards in five years

The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the affordable little Linux boards have been sold since the original Pi was launched in 2012. As The MagPi points out, this puts the Raspberry Pi past Commodore 64 sales, according to some estimates.

That would make the Pi the third best-selling “general purpose computer” ever, behind Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows PCs. As commenters have pointed out, this isn’t a precisely fair comparison, because there were other Commodore models than just the 64, but it’s still a nice milestone all the same.

The Raspberry Pi 3 has the largest marketshare at 30% of overall sales.

It’s actually neat to see so many people buying Pis, they’re handy little computers.

Roger Stringer spends most of his time solving problems for people, and otherwise occupying himself with being a dad, cooking, speaking, learning, writing, reading, and the overall pursuit of life. He lives in Penticton, BC