PS4's 8GB RAM was kept secret from third-party devs until console reveal

Third-party developers were not aware that PlayStation 4 would include 8GB of GDDR5 RAM until Sony's reveal event in February - despite having received development kits long before the console's announcement.

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greenpowerz2074d ago ShowReplies(21)
Bathyj2074d ago

You shouldnt underestimate the sneakiness.
Bubble for funny.

MariaHelFutura2074d ago

I thought it was funny too. Aparently people don't agree w/ us....

GameNameFame2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

xbox fanboy are saying it was increased to match 720.

As if Sony had to do anything to beat that weak @ss leaked spec.

Just hope that MS threw that entire dev kit out and made something more comparable...

Septic2073d ago

Sorry I'm being blonde here, I can't see what's sneaky in that pic. Tell me!

@Gamenamefam and every one that agreed with him

What weak leaked specs? 8GB DDR is now weak? Sorry but how can people approve of such juvenile nonsense? It's the same kind of immature attitude of those who go out of their way of saying that the 360 came 'dead last', always inserting that word 'dead' in a desperate bid to put across their usually biased point.

Show some class N4G please!

Gamer19822073d ago

@septic watch mr deeds the movie and you will get the pic.
@gamenamefame MS cannot change there dev kits this late into cycle or they would have to delay the console launch for at least another year.

GameNameFame2073d ago

Yes. The leaked spec for 720 were very very weak.

slow gddr3 on grafix card?
weak GPU and etc.

It seems to me that you are throwing a tantrum at how weak the spec was. Show some dignity.... and stop crying to deny its weak spec

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showtimefolks2074d ago

8GB ram is amazing considering we are talking about a gaming console

Irishguy952073d ago

It's also a waste of money. Considering it's 8GB's RAM in a console that only needs 4 MAX.

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a_bro2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

well, it was obvious seeing that most of the games announced were working with 2gbs of ram.

seeing that makes you realize,just imagine if they go full power.

aCasualGamer2074d ago

Bro, pun intended... my mind would explode. Can it get any better than Driveclub?

a_bro2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

very interested in playing that game. a first person only racing game makes things very interesting, i mean, thats how racing games/drive sims should be played.

aCasualGamer2074d ago

They way they advertised it and presented it made it seem it will be more than just driving the cars, the way he checked the car out and everything. Maybe a more interactive "garage" feature will be implemented where you can buy parts and install them in first person view rather than automatically. Hope they experiment with that as it seems only natural for racing games to evolve more than just tuned racing gameplay.

Hope so atleast.

Jaqen_Hghar2074d ago

Indeed. A man sees this as most developers have seen PS4 at SSJ1, but it can indeed go to SSJ3!

Sharius2074d ago

or they will make this do the fusion-ha with PS vita?

Gamer19822073d ago

Makes sense to why the games were running on PC hardware too at the demo.

DivineAssault 2074d ago

Smart move.. This probably made MS think they had an advantage cuz im sure devs prolly gave them a heads up on what PS4 could do.. Then after the reveal, MS delayed their system announcement to try & make last minute upgrades lol.. Good job sony.. Keep everyone guessing & drop a bomb on that ass... They havent even shown what the console looks like & "other companies" are already scared of em..

riverstars862074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

When did Microsoft delay their system announcement? The only reveal date that can be close to being confirmed is Major Nelson's E3 countdown. Please quit being a troll and actually contribute to the community instead of being a pest.

Salooh2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

I don't care about how the ps4 will look. What would make sony get back to ps1/2 era are the games. Show unique and exciting with wow factor games and it will win. No limitation and don't make it like if it's a gift and waste time by showing off . That would make me soooooo excited for it. I already convinced to buy it day one but i need wow factor again to feel like we are getting something special .

Even though they released the vita with limitations i think sony learned it was a mistake. They already said they want the hardware to be simple and easy to use. Vita isn't so i think they did learn that..

Personally, I feel like i'm bored of gaming so i really need that..

Sithlord-Gamble2074d ago

What are you talking about?
Developers have done nothing but praise the Vita for how easy it is to develop for.
You should probably check your facts before you make statements like that.

Salooh2073d ago

I'm talking about us who are limited not the developers.

fermcr2074d ago

Stop making things up. MS never delayed their system announcement.

riverstars862074d ago

Let's disagree with facts. Shows the overall intelligence of some individuals on this website.

_-EDMIX-_2073d ago

how can either of you state whether it's a fact or not when its a rumor to begin with that was delayed?

those disagrees are from the people who know the sources that leaked the announcement also leaked Sony's announcement of the PlayStation 4.

in my opinion if the sources leaked out PlayStation 4 specs and announcements date they clearly know 720's as well. at this point it's difficult to dispute the credibility.

riverstars862073d ago


Dude it is a rumor, not fact. The only hint that Microsoft gave about a possible announcement is Major Nelson's E3 countdown. (

I get that the source may be credible, but do you really believe that all their rumors come to fruition? We live in an age where people believe whatever they see on the Internet, let's not be naive and believe every little rumor that comes out. When people pass rumors as facts, it shows how naive and uneducated people really are.

Snookies122074d ago

@DivineAssault and fermcr - First off, you can't confirm that Microsoft delayed anything, though saying he's making it up is untrue as well. They could very well have delayed a potential showing of their console. We don't know one way or the other, unless we work with MS lol. (Probably not even then...)

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Arai2074d ago

Just want to point something out regarding the article.
The author seems to think DDR5 = GDDR5, which it isn't.
The PS4 uses 8GB of GDDR5, which is found on most modern graphics cards.

Wanted to clear that up so people aren't confused.

Snookies122074d ago

Yeah, it would be kinda crazy if it had 8 gigs of DDR5 ram lol.

dcbronco2074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

It would be...futuristic.

Arai haven't you learned. Never tell the truth.

@Snookies. Check Arai's post. DDR5 doesn't exist yet. It's GDDR5. DDR4 won't be out until late this year or early next.

Snookies122074d ago (Edited 2074d ago )

Disagrees? People want DDR5 even though it would cost an arm and a leg?

RegorL2074d ago

@Snookies12 if I ever develop a graphics chip I will call it leg and run it in SLI.


This mobile has four arms and two legs...