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Dev corroborates PS Vita RAM cut rumour

"We still have a whole lot of headroom."

It seems Sony really did cut the amount of RAM inside PlayStation Vita.

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

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

Why? To lower the cost of the unit to compete with Nintendo's 3DS - a feat that will be much harder now Nintendo will cut the 3DS price by a third.

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 £230/£280.

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

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