Backing up our post from a few days ago, another source has come forward with claims that the PS4 will have half the RAM of the next Xbox console. Apparently citing information from CES, VG247 state that the PS4 will have 4GB, with the 720 running at 8GB.
However, the report also mentions some indication of the relative power of the two machines. The report says 1.84 teraflops for Sony’s machine, and 1.23 teraflops on the Xbox. That’s a 50% boost from one to the other, something that might well offset that memory difference.
Remember that the earlier story also mentioned that the RAM on the PS4 would be much quicker.
It’s impossible to gauge the validity of all of this, of course, and ultimately it doesn’t really matter once we know what the games will be like (with most third party titles being built for the lowest common denominator, as they are now).
Analysts have pointed at a $400 price point for the still unannounced console, although it’s likely that May will be the month that we’ll first hear about it – unless, of course, Microsoft strike first.
We reckon the PlayStation 4 will have Move integrated, feature some kind of touch surface on the controller and won’t be backwards compatible. Speculation, of course, but given what we know from Sony’s past ventures, all are quite likely. We’ll know soon enough.
The VG247 report does hint at much more in the way of leaks soon from other outlets. We’ll keep a beady eye out for those, then.