Just ahead of July’s NPD results, Microsoft has released its monthly statement claiming sales of 277,000 units of the Xbox 360 console in the U.S., which is about 45 percent market share. Interestingly, this is already the fifth month of 2011 in which the company has held over 40 percent market share!

Microsoft noted that the Xbox 360 was “selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 13 of the past 14 months.” and that ”Despite a slowing of console and software sales across the industry, Xbox 360 remains on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history – an unprecedented feat in the sixth year of its lifecycle.”

Do you think Microsoft can make it, with all the upcoming Kinect games and all?

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