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?