There’s nothing like a good old “PC vs. Consoles” debate, and Avalanche Studios CTO seems only to keen to ignite it again with comments that suggest the PS4 will be top of the heap for a while to come.
“The consoles desperately need a boost since having been overtaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago,” said Linus Blomberg in an interview with GamingBolt, “and also losing market share to mobile platforms.”
“I’m glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come.”
Presumably Blomberg refers to mass-market PCs and not gaming PCs, otherwise that statement is just plain confusing! Blomberg also implied that Sony were future-proofing their hardware with their current approach. “The off-the-shelf philosophy behind the architecture makes sense from a pricing and heating point of view, but it also means that Sony more easily can make incremental improvements of their system,” he said.
“If that’s actually their plan I don’t know, but it could help preventing the inevitable loss of market shares that the long console cycles entails.”
Source: GamingBolt via VG247