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Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:35 am
by kobata
Hello

I knew Raspberry Pi has sold over 25 million units for 7 years.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspb ... 38724.html

It was the information published on March.
Anyway, amazing!!

Does anyone know how many units does it sold now?
I wonder if it is sold over 30 millions??

Thank you for your advice.

Kazuya

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 am
by B.Goode
The forum post is regularly updated when the maintainer becomes aware of new information from reliable sources: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 96#p542883

(25 million is the latest figure there.. )

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 am
by epoch1970

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:49 pm
by Imperf3kt
B.Goode wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 am

(25 million is the latest figure there.. )
I believe the latest figures I saw from a Raspberry Pi employee were in the order of 27 million roughly two weeks ago.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:32 pm
by scruss
and yet some old computer nerds still claim the C64 was the biggest seller¹ as a home computer because the Raspberry Pi doesn't have a built-in keyboard and that it hasn't kept the same chipset.


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¹: that despite the C64 also having numerous chipset revisions and even case design with the C64c …

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 pm
by jamesh
scruss wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:32 pm
and yet some old computer nerds still claim the C64 was the biggest seller¹ as a home computer because the Raspberry Pi doesn't have a built-in keyboard and that it hasn't kept the same chipset.


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¹: that despite the C64 also having numerous chipset revisions and even case design with the C64c …
Maximum C64 sales are 17M although that's debatable, could be as low as 11. We may actually have sold more Pi3 than even the high number. Not sure of exact figures though. Whichever way of looking at it, we have sold a LOT of Pi. Twice the production rate of the C64 (300k a month vs >600k month for Pi IIRC, but I do not know exact figures)

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm
by W. H. Heydt
jamesh wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Twice the production rate of the C64 (300k a month vs >600k month for Pi IIRC, but I do not know exact figures)
Pounce... So current sales rate upwards of 7 million per year (perhaps even 7.5 million/year). Combining all the (minimal) data I've gleaned, that should make current sales total at least 28 million, and pretty definitely over 30 million before the end of this year.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:11 pm
by jamesh
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm
jamesh wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Twice the production rate of the C64 (300k a month vs >600k month for Pi IIRC, but I do not know exact figures)
Pounce... So current sales rate upwards of 7 million per year (perhaps even 7.5 million/year). Combining all the (minimal) data I've gleaned, that should make current sales total at least 28 million, and pretty definitely over 30 million before the end of this year.
Yearly sales do vary according to demand - of course the Pi4 launch created a MASSIVE spike, and AFAIK still haven't completely caught up with demand.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:56 pm
by Andyroo
30 million would a great time to put a ‘present’ in the box :lol:

Maybe a tour around the plant and Pi towers?

Obviously you may need to ‘structure’ the build schedule to get it into the retail chain and limit to none staff etc etc (and put a daft question in for those countries that cannot have give-always etc).

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:08 pm
by scruss
jamesh wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Maximum C64 sales are 17M although that's debatable, could be as low as 11. We may actually have sold more Pi3 than even the high number.
That's great news!

Sadly, these facts won't help my Commodore-partisan friends. "It's not a home computer because it's not" seems to be the best argument. It's up there with “REDACTED means REDACTED” in terms of making actual sense. They've maybe been invested in being members of Toronto PET Users Group for a bit too long.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:35 am
by ejolson
scruss wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:08 pm
jamesh wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Maximum C64 sales are 17M although that's debatable, could be as low as 11. We may actually have sold more Pi3 than even the high number.
That's great news!

Sadly, these facts won't help my Commodore-partisan friends. "It's not a home computer because it's not" seems to be the best argument. It's up there with “REDACTED means REDACTED” in terms of making actual sense. They've maybe been invested in being members of Toronto PET Users Group for a bit too long.
My impression is that many Pi owners own more than one. Is it possible even though fewer were sold that there were a larger number of separate households that had C64 machines? One might also note that many Pi computers are being used in industrial settings.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:42 am
by W. H. Heydt
ejolson wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:35 am
My impression is that many Pi owners own more than one. Is it possible even though fewer were sold that there were a larger number of separate households that had C64 machines? One might also note that many Pi computers are being used in industrial settings.
Hard to say... Certainly among active posters here, multiple--not infrequently large multiples--of Pis under one roof are common, but it's unclear how general that is.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 am
by boyoh
What will the end product be 25million programmers, 5.000 Electronics Engineers

Regards BoyOh

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:35 am
by rpdom
boyoh wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 am
What will the end product be 25million programmers, 5.000 Electronics Engineers
Well, the aim of the Pi is to encourage programmers (except they call it "coding" now).. Maybe not 25 million, but tens of thousands would be good.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:26 am
by boyoh
rpdom wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:35 am
boyoh wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 am
What will the end product be 25million programmers, 5.000 Electronics Engineers
Well, the aim of the Pi is to encourage programmers (except they call it "coding" now).. Maybe not 25 million, but tens of thousands would be good.
I totally agree with what you are saying. They
Are over stretching the number of Pis being
Sold. But learning electronics gives you a better
Understanding of how things work, It takes the
Mystery out of what is in side those little black
Things with pins sticking out, the pleasure you
Will get building a circuit, then seeing it work
And knowing how to repair it if it don’t work
Then your coding skills will let you design a
Programme to let the Pi control it

Regards BoyOh

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:30 am
by epoch1970
boyoh wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 am
What will the end product be 25million programmers, 5.000 Electronics Engineers

Regards BoyOh
Software engineers count, too ;)
I have no idea how large the tip of spear (engineering degree) would be, 1 in a few thousands looks possible?

I hope Pi's impact on the grave issue of "digital illiteracy" to be much stronger than that. Upcoming generations need to catch up with technology or their future will be bleak.

Anyways, 25 Mil is just a beginning I understand.

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:23 pm
by echmain
Who will be the lucky owner of the 31,415,926th Pi?

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:41 pm
by epoch1970
echmain wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Who will be the lucky owner of the 31,415,926th Pi?
Indeed... Pi 4/4 in a solid gold case. A bit bling, but very good for cooling.
Auctioned to charity?

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:18 pm
by Burngate
epoch1970 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Indeed... Pi 4/4 in a solid gold case. A bit bling, but very good for cooling.
Diamond would be better

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:58 pm
by Imperf3kt
Burngate wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:18 pm
epoch1970 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Indeed... Pi 4/4 in a solid gold case. A bit bling, but very good for cooling.
Diamond would be better
Even better would be Boron Arsenide.