At the end of February, the latest Raspberry Pi board model was launched, a model that continued with the Pi Zero family but included a wireless and bluetooth module to improve the device's connections.
The price of this model was still low and this has caused many to start buying this model to the detriment of other models. To the point that In just one week, more than 250.000 units of this model have been sold.
As reported by the Foundation, the Raspberry Pi Zero W model has expanded its stock and its distributors, managing to sell in a week more than a quarter of a million units.
Raspberry Pi Zero W will be available in more countries but at the same price
A true milestone in the history of Raspberry Pi and possibly the world of Free Hardware boards. But this has not caused the production of the model to stop or that the distributors have problems when it comes to selling and distributing this SBC board, on the contrary.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has not only communicated this fact but has also announced the arrival of this model in new countries. On total 13 new distributors to be distributed among the following countries: Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa and Switzerland. In addition, in the case of the United States, Canada and Germany, the number of official distributors has been expanded.
Although it would be better news if this sales boom were applied to the entire Free Hardware market, the truth is that the success of Raspberry Pi is not a bad thing, on the contrary. The price of this model will remainIn other words, Raspberry Pi Zero W will continue to be sold at a price of $ 11, a fairly low and interesting price for our projects.