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PlayStation 4 had originally been designed to feature just 4GB RAM, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed.

Speaking to GameSpot, Yoshida said that upgrading to 8GB RAM was a "business decision" after speaking with developers who recommended the boost in memory.

"And because we chose expensive memory…we really liked the performance, but it's pricy [sic], 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."

It has long been rumoured that PS4 was only expected to include 4GB of RAM.

Back in April, Just Add Water CEO Stewart Gilray told that PS4 was "originally" only expected to include 4GB, with the 8GB announcement coming as a surprise during the PS4's reveal back in February.

Killzone: Shadow Fall's debut gameplay demo only used 4GB of memory, too.

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One include 8GB RAM, although PS4 features faster GDDR5 hardware over Xbox One's DDR3.

PlayStation 4 launches in the UK on November 29.


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''The answer to that comes down to a specific gamble Sony made that Microsoft could not - the utilisation of a unified pool of GDDR5 memory. In the early days of PS4 development, only 2GB of this type of memory looked viable for a consumer-level device. As higher density modules became available, this was duly upgraded to 4GB. By the time of the reveal back in February, Sony had confidence that it could secure volume of 512MB modules and surprised everyone (even developers) by announcing that PS4 would ship with 8GB of unified GDDR5 RAM. The design of its surrounding architecture would not need to change throughout this process - one set of 16 GDDR5 chips would simply be swapped out for another.''
Posted 11:33 on 20 September 2013
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