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Xbox 360 has sold 67 million since 2005

Microsoft's console still has 47 per cent share of the market

Microsoft has released that latest sales figures for its Xbox 360 console, which stand at 67 million units sold since 2005.

"Since 2005-when we launched Xbox 360-we have sold 67 million consoles and have generated more than $56 billion at retail, and we're still going strong in our seventh year," said Yusuf Mehdi, CMO for the company's interactive entertainment division.

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"With 47 percent share of the current-generation console market, we are hitting our stride largely as a result of the success of Kinect for Xbox 360 (19 million sold ) and the flood of new entertainment options through Xbox Live (40 million members)."

It also revealed that Xbox Live subscribers use their consoles for around 84 hour per month, compared the 150 hours per month that the average American spends watching TV.

Mehdi also boasted that the service now has over 60 voice controlled apps and 200,000 TV shows and films on offer.

Microsoft's E3 conference will be streamed on Xbox.com and through Xbox LIVE on June 4 at 9.30am PT, and Mehdi hints that there'll be "a few surprises."

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