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March 17, 2017 AT 12:00 am

Raspberry Pi becomes 3rd best selling general purpose computer ever! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Recent Raspberry Pi sales figures show that the humble board is, in fact, the world’s third best-selling general purpose computer.

Raspberry Pi achieved this milestone by selling north of 12.5 million boards in five years. This figure beats the previous third place holder, the Commodore 64.

“The Commodore 64 had, until recently, the distinction of being the third most popular general purpose computing platform,” Eben Upton told a crowd at the fifth birthday party. “That’s what I’m here to celebrate,” he said, “we are now the third most popular general purpose computing platform after the Mac and PC.”

Third place might sound like the bronze medal, but given the astronomical sales of Windows PC and Apple Macintosh, it’s an incredible achievement.

Outselling the Commodore 64 cements Raspberry Pi in the annals of history.

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