Nintendo recently unveiled Nintendo Switch to the world, but there are still many unanswered questions, and Nintendo won’t be sharing any more details until their special presentation on January 12th. In the absence of official word, reports continue to surface, and they include more potential hardware details. Industry insider Emily Rogers has weighed in again today, this time commenting on the amount of RAM the system has.
According to Rogers, Nintendo Switch will have 4 GB of RAM to work with. On one hand, this is double the RAM that Wii U was packing, but on the other hand, it’s only half of what PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have to offer, and even 8 GB was considered insufficient by Sony. If this is true, many third-party developers could struggle to bring their games to Nintendo’s platform.
This information isn’t confirmed by Nintendo at this time, but Rogers has been on the money about Nintendo Switch details thus far.
Alright. I have some good news. I can confirm that Switch has 4GB of ram in RETAIL units. Not just the dev kits. Double the Wii U's ram.
— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) October 30, 2016