Points to the TV tuner and Skype as killer apps.
The next Xbox console will win the next generation, Wedbush Equity Research's Michael Pachter has predicted.
Pachter's thoughts were shared at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals in a presentation given on March 8. A slide summarising why this will be case was posted online by Geoff Keighley.
"Microsoft wins the next generation," opens the slide titled Predictions. "The TV tuner and Skype are killer apps," he said.
This doesn't mean PS4 will struggle – far from it.
"Sony thrives in the next generation," says the slide. "Still playing catch-up, but Gaikai and content are huge advantages."
Regarding Nintendo, Pachter says "software still king but... console hardware sales will be challenged," while "handheld hardware sales will lose share to smart phones /tablets."
And there's good news for PC gaming, with Pachter believing the platform "will make a comeback".