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Original PS4 “only” had 4GB of memory

September 20th, 2013 by bash Comments

The original concept for the Playstation 4 had “only” 4GB of memory, Sony has revealed.

Speaking to, president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said it was a 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. ”

Microsoft’s Xbox One, meanwhile, also features 8GB of RAM.

Sony aims to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 units between launch in November and March 2014. It has already seen more than 1 million preorders to date.

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