Sources question Vita RAM halved claim

"Take this with a giant grain of salt."

Development sources have poured cold water on a report that PlayStation Vita's RAM has been halved.

Yesterday a Vita developer appeared to verify a rumour that suggested Sony had cut the amount of RAM inside PlayStation Vita.

"No that won't affect us," Reality Fighters developer Novarama told Develop, apparently corroborating the rumour.

"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."

Today Novarama's Dani Sanchez-Crespo backtracked on his comments, telling Develop he does not know if the handheld's memory has been reduced.

A Sony Japan source told Develop Vita's memory capacity had not been subject of any reduction.

This line was backed up by a Vita development source, who told Eurogamer yesterday's report was the first he had heard of the RAM being cut.

"I'd take this with a giant grain of salt," we were told.

The RAM reduction rumour began in May when a French source said Sony had lowered the base Wi-Fi Vita model's RAM from 512MB to 256MB.

This morning a report emerged that claimed Samsung will use a 45 nanometer manufacturing process to make the Vita CPU chips.

PlayStation Vita uses an ARM Cortex A9 core (4 core) CPU.

Sony announced that PlayStation Vita will cost €249.99 (Wi-Fi) or €299.99 (3G) in Europe, but specific UK pricing hasn't been announced. UK shops pin their hopes at around Ł230/Ł280.

We expect official Vita price confirmation at German games show Gamescom in August.

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