My god... They'll never get all of that shipped.
I guess farnell figures would be about the same. So... Almost half a million RPis sold. Good job.
registrations dont amount to sales.
How many people have registered on both farnel and RS to get a piece of Pi, but will buy from whichever one ships first. Farnell have the upper-hand by actually taking card details and delivery info. Some people will buy one from both, I am, but a lot wont. At best guess, I think RS will only convert half those registrations to sales.
Still, it shows what a massive interest there is for a product like the RPi, and I can see there easy being half a million boards sold in the first 6 months. Just wait until the software matures and the pi comes in a tin, a million boards in the first 12 months is not unrealistic.
the important numbers are really in year 2,3 and 4, there is no way its going to sustain sale at these current levels of interest, and although there will always bee people like us computer geeks that will need a steady supply, but its the educational sector that will need to buy in significant numbers each year to keep the foundation going on.