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Raspberry Pi - the biggest selling UK computer manufacturer

It's official, the Raspberry Pi – the tiny credit card sized computer – has become the best selling British computer, ever.

The Pi – which is manufactured in Wales – has been sold all over since 2012 and has just hit the 5 million units sold mark. Making it the best selling British computer, knocking down the Sinclair ZX Spectrum from the throne, according to a report in the Guardian. Well, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum has held the top spot since the 1980's now and it was time for a change, and so came the Raspberry Pi. Yesterday the company received some figures which confirmed something which they had suspected for a few weeks: The company has sold over five million Raspberry Pis. "The Pi has gone from absolutely nothing just under three years ago, to becoming the fastest-selling British computer," the company writes in a blog post. But they're still modest and confess that the Pi still have Sir Alan Sugar to beat on total sales numbers – if you include the PCW word processor in the figures, Amstrad sold 8 million computers between 1984 and 1997.) ---- Images: © Twitter/Raspberry Pi
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