In all the madness and mishegoss surrounding the Nintendo 3DS price drop from recent weeks, the PlayStation 3’s own price drop was a little bit lost in the shuffle. Well, GamesIndustry reports that Gamestop has seen big sales jumps for both the 3DS and the PS3 in the wake of the dropped price.
While the 3DS sales jump seemed to be a given (gamers love a deal on new hardware), the PS3 sales increase is great news considering that system’s age. It bodes well for PS3 software sales this holiday season, and more money for game-makers usually means more and better games. That’s economics, bitches. Right?
The other big chunk of PlayStation news is the announcement of PlayStation Vita’s RAM, which actually comes in higher than that of the PS3’s. The higher amount of RAM, apparently, was to allow players to chat across games, even if they’re playing different games than each other. Hot dang!
“So the reason why we were able to include something like Party, which enables cross-game voice chat, is because we designed Vita so it always has enough resources to handle something like that behind the game while it’s running,” said Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Worldwide Studios president, quoted in a Eurogamer article.
The Vita will boast 512MB of RAM and 128MB of video RAM, while the PS3 balances things out with 256MB of both system RAM and video RAM.
Not bad at all. That’s gonna be one powerful little gaming machine in your pocket. In a way, it almost makes it a competitor with the mobile phone market, since you’ll be able to chat with your friends while dicking around on a little game system—which is pretty much what people do with their phones now, right?