Focusing on what makes them unique seems like a smart move, although time will tell if it is enough to save the periodical.
Or that they should not focus on women at all because the internet has everything?
(I am just asking for clarification, not disagreeing.)
Few people have bought Playboy for its pictorials for a couple decades, but that doesn't mean the pictorials didn't have meaning.
The nude women reinforced their brand and made them unique in the magazine world. Playboy was the unapologetic pro-sexual magazine, but with taste and restraint. Who else does that?
If they take out the nude pictures they'll be able to put the magazine in more outlets.