Raspberry Pi Zero sells out in a single day

The new Raspberry Pi Zero micro PC has sold its entire first production run of 20,000 units, the foundation has announced.

The new £4/$5 bare-bones unit, which is three times faster than the original Pi, was only announced on Thursday this week.

All of the units sold out within 24 hours, founder Eben Upton told Wired (via TechRadar), as have most of the Zero models made available freely with the MagPi magazine.

He said: “You’d think we’d be used to it by now, but we’re always amazed by the level of interest in new Raspberry Pi products.

Right now it appears that we’ve sold every individual Zero we made and most of the 10,000 MagPi issues with cover-mounted units.”

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However, more models are on the way and the company plans a second run of the MagPi magazine.

Liz Upton wrote on the Pi blog: ”We will continue to make Zeros for as long as you guys want them.

“It looks like demand will continue to outstrip supply for a while if yesterday’s rush is anything to go by, but we’re doing our very best to keep channels open.”