PS4 original Hardware Design had 4GB of RAM, why the change from Sony?
Could we of seen an underpowered PS4
system if it was not for game developer's feedback? Well, according to Sony's Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida
statements, the "pricey upgrade" was in response to developers feedback wanting more RAM. So Sony took the "business decision
" to add the upgrade. While it's not uncommon for Console's to change their hardware prior to a launch, it's great to see Sony making the changes based on Game Developer feedback after they first showed developers the hardware.
The original PlayStation 4 design had 4GB of memory, Sony confirmed during a presentation at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show this week.
Speaking with GameSpot, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida
explained the "business decision" to upgrade to 8GB GDDR5.
"And because we chose expensive memory…we really liked the performance, but it's pricy, right? So going to 8GB was a bit of a business decision," Yoshida said. "But we were able to make that decision because of a lot of the feedback from developers. "
The Xbox One, from competitor Microsoft, also features 8GB of RAM.
Sony aims to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 units between launch in November and March 2014. The next-generation console has seen more than 1 million preorders to date