Let’s be real. The Nintendo Switch isn’t exactly a powerhouse compared to other systems. In fact Nintendo has never focused on power. In fact, had it not been for Capcom, the Switch might have come in even more underpowered. Sounds like Nintendo to me.
In a report from Games Industry Japan, it shines some light on the fact that Capcom had managed to convince Nintendo to up the amount of RAM that would come in the Switch.
The Switch packs 4GB of RAM so we can only imagine how much RAM it might have come with had they not increased it. Apparently Capcom was in the middle of developing its RE Engine at that time, and 4GB of RAM was required if the Switch wanted to support the engine and ultimately Resident Evil 7. What is interesting is that Capcom has not announced anything for the Switch yet and have no plans to bring Resident Evil onto the console as far as we know.
Other developers were also asking for more RAM. It is scary to think that Nintendo was so oblivious to the need for it without being asked. You would think that they would understand current gen console needs.