8GB of RAM is plenty. I mean look at what they can do with 512MGB of RAM. It's amazing of what they can pull off as is. 8GB will be plenty for a long time. Most PC games doesn't even go over 8GB of RAM.
Pretty much this. It's hard to imagine playing a game like Skyrim or something similar on a PC that has only 512mb of RAM. I'm sure 8gb will be more than enough. --- A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me...you didn't pay money for this. http://tinyurl.com/45pdkzf http://oi48.tinypic.com/ip48x1.jpg http://oi40.tinypic.com/8x7i8o.jpg
I've not played any game on my PC that requires a lot of RAM. I have 6GB of RAM and it doesn't get used up whilst having multiple tabs up, music in the background, Fraps, EVGA, Steam and a game.
If these consoles can produce some pretty nice graphics with so little RAM, pretty sure they can do plenty with just 2GB. You also have to take into account that there won't be anything running in the background like a computer. Everything will be dedicated to the game. Unless the decide to change it up and allow you to have the internet up, game and listen to music. --- Intel i7 930 @ 3.2GHz, Zalman CNPS10X Extreme, EVGA x58 FTW Motherboard, Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3, EVGA GTX 570, Corsair HX 650W Modular PSU. GT: Zichu
However, RAMs are very expensive and this will mean some decisions will have to be made by console makers on whether they can make these systems affordable to the consumer.
I stopped reading right there, you obviously haven't tried to purchase any PC RAM sticks in the last few years, you can get very good very fast large capacity RAM sticks for very cheap prices, and that's at the RETAIL level.
Console makers do NOT buy at the retail level, they buy wholesale at MASSIVE discounts.
And there's the plain and simple FACT that just because a system has expensive components inside it does NOT mean it has to be sold at a massive pricetag. Every console released since the Atari 2600 except for the Wii was released at a per-system loss to the manufacturer.
Sony learned the hard way that bumping the consumer price of the console up is a BAD IDEA. --- "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin