Sony Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida released some specs for the upcoming Playstation Vita. The portable console is sexy enough, but knowing that it can handle cross-chats because of a RAM boost makes it much more appealing.
Playstation Vita has 512MB of RAM and 128MB of VRAM. In comparison, the PS3 has 256MB of RAM and 256MB of VRAM. Don’t let the video RAM throw you off; since the Vita operates at a lower resolution it basically needs less to shine.
What it really means for you:
I remember cross-chat being a function that a lot of gamers wanted seen on the PS3. Since it’s featured on the Vita and everybody’s making a big deal about it, I think it’s safe to assume that we won’t see it on the PS3 anytime soon.