A recent blog post by folks from over at Raspberry Pi announced a major milestone in the life of the popular, single-board computer model. According to the blog post, the Raspberry Pi has managed to beat the legendary Commodore 64 in terms of total sales with the company managing to sell more than 12.5 million boards in a span of five years.
The blog post adds that the Raspberry Pi now holds the record for being the third most popular general purpose computing platform on the planet. In case you were wondering what the number one and number two platforms are, it’s good ol’ Windows in the first place, followed by Apple’s MacOS at the second spot.
The announcement was first made by Raspberry Pi’s founder and former trustee Eben Upton at a party organized by Raspberry Pi on the occasion of its fifth birthday.
“The Commodore 64 had, until recently, the distinction of being the third most popular general purpose computing platform. That’s what I’m here to celebrate. We are now the third most popular general purpose computing platform after the Mac and PC.” Upton told his co-workers.
The blog post describes the Pi’s record as an incredible achievement considering the astronomical sales figures that Windows and MacOS boast of. As for the Commodore, the number of 12.5 million in sales figures came from analysis of serial numbers belonging to the C64, the blog post revealed.