Alleged PS Vita RAM cut could be “good for developers”

Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:23 GMT By Stace Harman

Dani Sánchez-Crespo, CEO of PSP games studio Novarama doesn’t seem to concerned with the rumoured halving of RAM in the Wi-Fi model of PS Vita, because if true, it wouldn’t have any affect on his company’s projects.

Speaking with Develop, Sánchez-Crespo didn’t seem too concerned when asked about the possibility.

“No that won’t affect us,” he said. “It’s actually good for developers to work under constraint. Generally for Vita, we still have a whole lot of headroom in terms of GPU power, CPU power and indeed RAM”.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida previously implied that claims of RAM in the non-3G model being halved from 512MB to 256MB – ostensibly to allow it to compete more competitively with the Nintendo 3DS on price – may not have been true.

“Do not believe everything you read on the Internet,” he said.

If Sony has indeed removed RAM purely for price considerations, it won’t have been delighted to hear this morning’s news that Nintendo are slashing the price of the 3DS by around a third in all territories.

Thanks, Eurogamer.