Michael Pachter chooses the Xbox to win the next generation

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Industry analyst and all-around controversy starter, Michael Pachter, has had plenty to say at this year’s SXSW, but his biggest claim may be that the next Xbox will win the coming console generation.

Plenty of industry leaders are currently discussing all things entertainment at the 2013 South by Southwest event, which is an annual music, film and interactive conference in Austin. Pachter of Wedbush Securities has been talking up a storm, and an image has just made its way online that reveals one of his boldest claims.

Although Pachter sees a bright future for both Microsoft and Sony, it’s the Xbox that will reign supreme with its strong social features and TV tuner. Gaikai will help propel Sony to new heights, but it just won’t be enough to put the PlayStation back on the top of the mountain.

Pachter is an industry veteran that should never be ignored, but if you don’t agree with him, let us know who you think will take the top spot in the next generation. We haven’t seen the “Xbox 720″ quite yet, but will Microsoft be the top dog?

When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.