Nintendo insider Emily Rogers has confirmed with her sources that Nintendo Switch retail units will include 4GB of RAM, identical to developer kits. The Wii U, in comparison, only had 2GB of RAM.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both have 8GB RAM but, despite this, 4GB of RAM for the Switch means that Nintendo will be likely to improve things like multitasking, which was present in the Wii U in limited capacity.
In confirmation of Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki's information earlier this week divulging that the standard size of the Nintendo Switch game card at launch is going to be 16 GB, Emily Rogers also took to her own Twitter to explain that 16 GB was the standard, but that there is no preclusion to using bigger cards in the near future. She pointed to the Nintendo DS as proof that this kind of thing is something Nintendo does often.
Emily Rogers has already leaked several key features and specs for the Nintendo Switch months before launch, with her sources prominent in the development community.
Nintendo's newest console will be fully revealed on January 13, when fans will learn the release date, launch price, and full lineup of games slated for March.