Skype And TV Tuner Means New Xbox 720 Will Beat Playstation 4

The battle of the next-gen consoles is already hotting up, before either have been released. And the defining reason will be a TV tuner and Skype software which is said to be pre-installed with the new Xbox.

ps4-v-xbox720The prediction comes from games analyst, Michael Pachter who was speaking at the SXSW technology conference in Austin, Texas. He said that the Xbox 720 will give both the PS4 and Wii U a beating selling around 90-95 million console sales.

The Playstation 4 will sell slightly less, in the region of 85-95 million consoles, while the Wii U will hit the 30-50 million sales. His reasoning for the dominance of the new Xbox 720 is the fact it may come equipped with a TV tuner, making it more of an entertainment unit than a mere console.

Speaking about the Wii U, he dismissed it’s chances and likened it to a Nintendo DS split into two parts. He also claimed the console was not innovative enough to compete.

Other not-so-good news for gamers, is that Pachter predicts game prices will rise to a mammoth $70 each, rising $10 from current premium games.

These claims are just one man’s opinion, and we know that the PS4 will come packed with TV streaming services. But time will tell if his predictions come true as both consoles should be with us before the year end.

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  1. Facelord
    Facelord March 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Superior hardware, better exclusives and better cloud gaming options means new PS4 will beat Xbox 720. The PS4 is the much more attractive platform, if all the 720 leaks are accurate. I wouldn’t even put it past Microsoft to prevent used games from working on the next Xbox, if Xbox Live Gold is anything to go by. I loved the original Xbox, but the 360’s a joke and I’m sure the 720 will be even worse.

  2. Tim
    Tim March 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

    720 will surely take the lead. Becoming an Entertain Unit not just a console will make it easier for consumers to stay connect to the Xbox. With Microsoft already partnering with Foxtel and purchasing Skype not only we users be able to flick thru digital TV right on the console, but also probably flick thru Foxtel. The we talk about the Kinect with Skypes technology no only with the Kinect be better but so with interact with other user via. Xbox Live. Which might I say has never has credit card information stolen from hackers.

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