USA and its video game sales may have been in the dumps in June but for its part Microsoft posted some none too shabby figures.
The NPD group - which collates game sales and the likes from retail no longer posts hardware figures so we've no way of having an independent audit on these, so let's take Microsoft's word for it when it states:
"Total spending on the Xbox 360 was $272 million in June, compared with $209 million in May. The company sold more than 257,000 consoles in the U.S. in June (160,000 in May), holding a 47 percent share of the overall console market.
"That is the 16th month in a row that the console has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales."