The Creative Assembly studio director Mike Simpson has told Eurogamer that the current generation of consoles "just can't cope" with the power requirements of his company's celebrated Total War RTS game series. Specifically, Mike identifies the frugal memory apportionment — the PS3 has 256MB of RAM while the Xbox 360 has 512MB — as a particular hurdle to ever bringing the real-time wargame to consoles. While it's hardly a shock to hear the well-aged machines are finding technical limitations, Mike's comments do add impetus for companies like Sony and Microsoft to catch up with Nintendo and introduce their next-gen home entertainment hardware. Total War has been a consistently successful PC-only series for much of the past decade, and if specs are the thing keeping it off consoles, then the time for an upgrade may finally be due.