70MB of additional RAM unlocked for PS3 developers

Sony has stealthily upgraded the PS3 over the past few months to unlock additional usable RAM for developers. The latest firmware updates provide developers an additional 70MB of RAM to work with. PlayStation University dicscovered the reduction in the system OS’s memory footprint, from 120MB to 50MB.

Joystiq confirmed the changes with SCEA’s Patrick Seybold “As part of this support for game development, the size of the PS3 OS memory footprint has been reduced through network update for the game developers.”