Originally Posted by gmitesh90
Its not as if its very expensive, plus it massively expands what they can do with hardware a few years down the line.
It is not very exspensive for 1-2 ram blocks, but if you produce 1-20 million units it get exspensive very fast.
Originally Posted by baargle
As already said, it's down to cost. Believe it or not 6 years ago RAM was more expensive than it is now (shock!).
To the person saying RAM isn't cheap at the moment, you're bonkers, you can get 16GB of 2000Mhz DDR3 for £60.
That would have cost more than three times the price even 2 years ago.
Even low speed RAM has more than halved in price in those 2 years. RAM prices do fluctuate and there was a time a few years ago when RAM was more expensive than it was 18 months before.
Which again highlights the problem, in a volatile market imagine if they were to allow X GB for the RAM and then the price goes up massively, on a mass market item...That could be a disaster.
Very well point. Since PS3 is pretty old already. They Promoted it 2005 calculate at least 1-2 years development time + 1 year decision and stuff. So you have to check ram prices at around 2002 if not 2000.
The price of 2000
64 MB DIMM PC-100 @ $99.89
The price of 2002
256 MB DIMM PC-133 @ $34.19
4GB DIMM DDR3-1600 @ $20
34 Bucks per console is still a price man