Rumor: PS4 to push 'new playing options' over high-powered hardware

According to a Nikkei report sourced to an unnamed Sony Computer Entertainment employee, the PlayStation 4 will have "new playing options" as its primary selling point, rather than its hardware specs. It sounds very Nintendo-like on a broad scale, but somewhat different in execution, as those new playing options will be based on connections to other devices, including smartphones.

The PS4 will be presented as a "nerve center" for home entertainment, with improved ability to connect to mobile devices – including Xperia smartphones, Nikkei notes, but presumably popular phones as well.

We expect to learn more about the mystery device on February 20, when Sony will hold an event that is expected to reveal the console.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.