Joel Taveras, "Moments ago Sony announced not just a new price for their PlayStation Vita, but also its memory cards."
UPDATE: PlayStation Blog has confirmed the new memory card MSRP across the board:
Not really feeling it for those price drops. Edit: Not trying to diss it, just still, just not having " the feels".
if it were to be a dramatic price drop hey would have announced the prices. So not surprised.
these are not the price drop pricing. this has been amazons discounted prices for a while on memory cards
Fake, move on or i will shoot..
According to the price history on Amazon these cards have already been around this price or even a little cheaper. This is good news though because that means Amazon will, at times, have them even more affordable. As a side note, I don't think Amazon has updated their prices yet. They have the 16GB at around $45 and it's supposed to be $40. The one currently available right now is from a 3rd party seller.
Real price drops: http://blog.us.playstation.... Sony lists the 8GB for $19 not $23 like Amazon did. Also PS Vita is now $199.
I just wish they would make a 64 Gig card. I keep having to delete games for the new PS plus one's. But the price of it would be way too ridiculous probably.
Uhhh, why is the much more important Vita price drop not a story on the front page? I mean, a small price drop on memory cards is nice, but still.
These memory card prices (along with no physical L2, R2, L3, and R3... and few good games or gimmicky controls within the games) are keeping me from buying a Vita. Right now I'm only considering one to remove (hide) trophies from PS3 games I tried and didn't like or got added unexpectedly to my trophy list... http://psnprofiles.com/JLP-... (Currently playing Fallout 3 GotY edition) And for PS4 remote play, but that's where the physical L2, R2, L3, and R3 come into play. The Vita should have at least 16GB built in and the memory cards shouldn't be ~4x the price of an Ultra speed microSD card. I bought a 64GB ultra microSD for ~$40 1 1/2 years ago for my EVO LTE and they want $80 still for a 32GB card..
I want a 64gb or higher all ready. My 32gb is always full and i dont want to change cards because it ruins my tab settings.
A price drop is a price drop. Be happy.
$20.00 to $19.99 is technically a price drop as well. Even with the price drop those are still hefty prices to pay for a memory card.
The 32GB card is still $80. That's still ridiculous.
Be happy? These prices are still a complete rip off.
It should be: $20 - 8GB $35 - 16GB $60 - 32GB $100 - 64GB $150 - 128GB Those are still overpriced when you consider microSD cards are $20 for 32GB, $50 for 64GB, and $100 for 128GB. They need to come with a Vita remodel for E3 2014, with 16GB or 32GB of internal memory , because my 32GB is already full thanks to downloads and PS+.
Sony needs to hire you as their VP, Makes Sense Department, second only to me, the President of Sony, Makes Sense Department.
@sunnygrg If only.....if only :D
Can I be the secretary of the Makes Sense Department?
join I department? the makes sense Can
I'm buying the 16GB card. The 32GB still costs and arm and a leg.
Are these just "normal" Amazon discounts (almost everything is cheaper on Amazon!), or is Dualshockers jumping the gun... what does Gamestop, Target, Best Buy and Walmart show??
Official numbers: Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB From $19.99 to $14.99 Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB From $29.99 to $19.99 Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB From $59.99 to $39.99 Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB From $99.99 to $79.99 8Gig seems very reasonable as a starting out card that doesn't hit your wallet too hard.
They might be losing money with price cuts. Profits at least.
4GB cards should be $10 not $15, as 2 of them cost more than an 8GB card, just saying..
That's because they don't waaant you to buy the 4Gig card. They want people to buy the most expensive one as it nets them the most profit.
Lol ive been looking at buying for vita for weeks now and thats been amazon's prices on cards for like 3-4 weeks atleast
It's better than nothing. It's $20 off the 32GB card.
Why no 64GB card?? Oh well, 20% off the 32GB is a lot better than nothing.
"The feels" are everything bruh
for $200, I kind of really want one now. There are a few games I think are alright but Vita is going to be getting good games soon enough. I'd say there are about 4-5 games I'd play, I'm hoping to see another RPG and maybe another sly cooper type game or something like that. It's actually somewhat affordable now to buy a Vita+Memory card + Games
The fact that Sony hit the ball out of the park so many times over the conference and absolutely dropped the ball on this one.It's still ridiculous and saddening this prices..
I agree...I was hoping it would have been a little more of a drop. Though, I am liking the 16GB price.
I would never buy a vita due to these stupid memory stick prices.
I can get a 500 gig external hard drive for what one of these memory cards would cost. Screw that.
Its a good start but honestly I would have loved for them to scrap cards and say they were free. #dreaming
that's not the stupidest thing i have ever heard...oh wait, actually it is.
that's why I said it was a dream. They will want to make money of course, they are a business. I just dislike the system being kind of useless without a memory card and then having to pay for it.
@taz You could try testing theory: Poop in 1 hand and then dream on the other to see which fills up faster. Man I love that saying, lol.
It's real funny Nintendo cracks down on pirates on SD cards because they use default cheap and easy SD cards People go nuts about how bad a company nintendo is Sony charges the CONSUMERS for it's own anti piracy attempt and people defend it. quite amazing really
the need o make a new vita, that is $179, comes with 50gb onboard memory and 3 months of psn plus then it starts to become an attractive purchase
you're just trolling like you did in the killzone article. It's 199 now. I bet if it were $179, you would somehow say "They need to make a new vita that's $150 with 5 free games." You're never going to purchase the system.
"I can emulate that on pc in native 1920x1080 for free legally because I own the original" logic.jpeg
So Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LBP Vita, Gravity Rush, Guacamelee! aren't even worth a crap? Why on earth are you here in the first place if you don't give a crap about games???
ooo "moron." The troll have nothing better to say. Also troll, since you can emulate that on the PC, i'm sure you can emulate every game on the Vita. Also can you bring your PC on the road holding comfortably while playing? Yea... you're just trolling.
199 for the walking dead bundle.. Thats a pretty good price to me
stop the BS even a cellphone cant have GB's like that on a $200...
Now that's straight up dumb. That would cause a loss not a profit. Use your head.
still pretty ridiculous tbh. Just happy the vitas had a price drop. definitely thinking about picking one up now.
This could just be a reactionary price cut. If Sony is releasing new memory SKUs Amazon will need to clear stock while they can.
Not particauly feeling that price because it is still over priced for memory but I like it. I would love a 64GB $100 memory card.
They need to just make them cheap. Suck it up and get it over with.
I think the Vita and memory card cuts are good. They have all been cut by a decent amount, and I'm sure they'll continue to drop. And you'll probably start to see the Vita bundles at even lower prices now.
I'm definitely gonna wait for black friday and get a good deal on a 32GB i'm gonna need to get about 5 games then too (killzone mercenary, tearaway, beyond, dragons crown, and rayman legends). I'm also getting a PS4 and 3 games on the 15th as well.
32gb here i come >:)
Better, but still WAY TOO HIGH, Sony.
These prices are not official yet. The ones being sold on Amazon are from third-party sellers and are NOT from Amazon themselves.
I could get a 32 gig on amazon fpr $80 in janurary so not impressed. Does this mean it's $60 now? Because it's been $80 for a bit.
Nice to see price drop but still a bit too much for MC. They should had just use SD Cards.
You should thank 'em they had not gone with SD cards, load times would kill the experience and probably developers would be so interested in Vita as they were in the PSP because piracy probably would be just as bad. And I gotta say, although the pricing is obviously not attractive, there's only so much Sony can do... Look for high speed flash based memories and you'll notice the difference is actually not that big as when you compare to inexpensive MicroSD cards. The difference left (which is lesse but still considerable) is easily understandable if you factor in the retailer. Gamestop and their kind would probably not carry the cards (or the Vita altogether) if they couldn't make a big profit from it, simply because like PSPGo, Vita receives every game day one digitally, potentially cutting the retailer out of the equation entirelly after the card is sold.
better than paying more money than actual games.
I don't need three paragraph summarize that shit
Ill take the class 10 32gb microsd card that I got for $5 over these prices... will see how amazon deals with the announcement
@Misaka If you can't read some paragraphs that's your problem, not mine. @Feeter Let me start by saying I despite this price as much as anyone else, it seens people don't understand what I'm saying here.... I was just being realistic with the small price drop and having to deal with proprietary Memory Cards instead of Micro SD. I just mentioned speed because people keep comparing a 32GB 100 dollars Vita Card to a 20 dollars inexpensive 32GB standard MicroSD, while the more honest comparison would be to a 35~45 dollar high speed card of same size. I never meant to say they are priced equally, in fact I said there where still considerable difference in price. But since you are talking about it, let's think it through. When I say people should be glad about Vita having a proprietary format for higher reading speed, that's exactly what it is. Proprietary format ensure to devs everyone will have access to that reading speed, hence it's easier to program for, if they went with Micro SD, even through class 10 is cheap, you can't guarantee to devs no one will use low speed micro SD, hence they would have to program for low reading speed and performance would take a hit on every Vita game. Am I saying Sony is doing that just because they love us and want us to have the better experience possible? Of course not, Vita memory card was designed with piracy protection in mind and of course the price is settled much more to please retailers than costumers. Yet, this is the hand we've been deal, at least we're better of than with a standard Micro SD port which could had killed developers' interest and get in the way of performance.