Sony: PS4's main selling point will be 'new playing options, not improved hardware specs'

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Sony: PS4's main selling point will be 'new playing options, not improved hardware specs'

As Sony Computer Entertainment warms up its blue lighting and double-checks its playlist for February 20th, one unnamed SCE official says that the PlayStation 4 will act as more of a home entertainment hub than what we've seen in the past. They added, according to theNikkei, that the main selling point won't be theeight-core AMD64 CPU or other hardware specs, but how it opens up new styles of play -- something Nintendo is alsofocusing on. Sony is going to push the new console as a home entertainment "nerve center," with a focus on the hardware's ability to connect and share to mobile devices -- the rival that'spulling gamers away from traditional consoles. No discussion on any Gakai-powered cloud gaming just yet, but following its unveiling later this month, the report states that the new PlayStation should launch before the end of the year. A bit of a shame, then, that it's still only February.

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