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Playstation 4 Expected To Lose To Xbox 720 In Next Gen Console Wars

Playstation 4 is expected to get beat by the Xbox 720

The Playstation 4 might be getting most of the attention these days, but an industry analyst speaking at SXSW believes that the Xbox 720 will eventually be the victor in the next generation console wars.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter gave a presentation in which he laid out why Microsoft’s newest console would eventually be out Sony’s.

Pachter said that the Xbox 720 will be able to beat the PS4 in part because of the “killer apps” that Microsoft will be included in their console.

Among the features that will apparently be winning the console wars is integration of Skype and a built-in TV tuner. Packing a Kinect device in which every Xbox will also help sales.

Pachter doesn’t believe that the Xbox win will be a blowout by any stretch of the imagination. Playstation 4 has plenty of reasons for people to think that they will compete with additions like the Gaikai streaming technology inclusion.

Perhaps the most interesting prediction that came out of the presentation is that Pachter believes that the next generation of consoles will be the last.

The analyst also believes that, while Nintendo is still one of the bigger companies in the industry, their struggles getting the Wii U to catch on will hurt them in the long run.

While we do know what some of the aspects of the Playstation 4 will be, the Microsoft Xbox 720 hasn’t been officially announced yet. The console is expected to finally be unveiled at an April 26 press event.

Along with the Skype integration and potential TV tuner, the console is expected to have two CPUS. One CPU will be used for gaming while the other will be used for other multi-media purposes.

The new Xbox will also apparently be coming with Kinect 2.0 3D technology.

Will the Playstation 4 beat out those features?

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27 Responses to “Playstation 4 Expected To Lose To Xbox 720 In Next Gen Console Wars”

  1. Ridhwan Shahid

    Sony cares about the developers and built their own system around the developers' interests. Sony will also allow developers to use PhysX and Xaitment that will help developers make good playstation excusives. So I think, in the long run, Sony's Playstation 4 will win (I could be wrong).

    Which console will I get? I'll get the next Xbox first since I'm into dance games and Kinect (I also like the augmented reality idea). But then I'll also get the Playstation 4 because of graphics, better physics and good computer AI.

  2. Ridhwan Shahid

    Sony cares about the developers and built their own system around the developers' interests. Sony will also allow developers to use PhysX and Xaitment that will help developers make better playstation excusives. So I think, in the long run, Sony's Playstation 4 will win (I could be wrong).

    Which console will I get? I'll get the next Xbox first since I'm into dance games and Kinect. But, later, I'll also get the Playstation 4 because of better graphics, better physics and excellent computer AI.

  3. Neal Wilson

    I think PS4 will do better this time around, especially with all the restrictions Xbox 720 is planning.
    Sure they're including Kinect 2. Why? Because they're requiring you to use it. DUH!

  4. Jonathan Sinegal

    Who cares about Skype! It's about games. And the PS4 will have better games.

  5. Chris Stogie Wilson

    a game should always have a controller, the kinect is the playstation eye which released in 2004 and sony quit making because it wasnt making that much money because there was real gamers back then….microsoft will lose because they have to much faith in kinect….it's not eve n a game console anymore it's an entertainment box that just happens to play games with a controller(well next generation i mean)….i could bet we will see less of the xbox controller….long time xbox fan switching to playstation, who would of thought

  6. Ridhwan Shahid

    Chris Stogie Wilson. Playstation Eye hmm, cool. The Kinect 2.0 is a good idea. I'm into dance games and I might get Ryse so I'm glad the next Xbox comes with Kinect. But I guess Kinect should be optional since most players right now don't want it.

  7. Neal Wilson

    There's nothing wrong with having motion control games and apps, but it is wrong to force it on every game or app.

  8. Rupesh Tarun

    I have both consoles currently Xbox360 and ps3. I use my Xbox much more

  9. Rupesh Tarun

    I have both consoles currently Xbox360 and ps3. I use my Xbox much more

  10. John Bell

    If I wanted a game system to do everything I'd buy a computer….Ohhh wait…

  11. Craig Hansen

    I'm more interested in the games on my Android devices than any new gaming console and their overpriced games.