One rumor stated that Sony's new PlayStation console would focus more on "social features" and the general "user experience," instead of pushing big-time specs.
Now, another piece of information seems to support that somewhat unsettling theory. According to Engadget citing an "unnamed Sony official" speaking to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the PS4's main selling point will be how it "introduces new play options."
The source says Sony intends to promote the new system as a home entertainment "nerve center," and the machine will connect and share with mobile devices. The latter's gaming portfolio has expanded drastically over the past generation, what with the advent of smartphones and tablets, and many analysts see that market as a potential threat to traditional consoles. So it seems the PS4 might try to be one of those all-in-one systems that everyone will want; i.e., it won't appeal to only hardcore gamers.
Of course, this also implies that the specs won't be so through-the-roof crazy…which is a little worrisome, depending on how you view the situation.