Submitted by PsVitaBuzz 942d ago | article

Will you be purchasing a memory card come V-Day?

Sony have taken the unusual stance of using a new memory card format for the Sony Ps Vita rather than the standard memory sticks found in the original psp and other compatible devices. Fans around the globe are surprised by this new approach, meaning we as consumers have to fork out more cash just to save games come V-DAY. As of now it’s apparent no memory card will be bundled with the standard Ps Vita packages, something that will send many of you into an uproar, but a smart move on Sony’s behalf as it’s an opportunity to get their new format out to the masses. (EA, Industry, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Sony, Tag Invalid, Tech, Tokyo Game Show)

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smashcrashbash  +   942d ago
Maybe. Now that I know I don't NEED it day one I might hold off buying one until later. But if anything I will go for the 8 or 16 gigbyte one. That would suffice for now.
gw4k  +   942d ago
Is this a poll or something?
Will this be graded?
JoGam  +   942d ago
Here gw4K, take the damn code. K7TH-WE4D-BXC7-5TGE
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blumatt  +   942d ago
Game saves are saved to the Vita game cards
I probably won't get a memory card for awhile. I'll be buying all my games via physical copy at stores. And, for those who don't know, game saves and patches are saved to the Vita game cards. You don't HAVE to have a Vita memory card unless you're gonna put games, music, videos, etc. on it. Just a heads up.

Really, man?? Really? Stop posting pointless stuff.
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morganfell  +   942d ago
Well gw4k, considering your post history it is quite unremarkable that you do not possess the least familiarity with the structure of PSN codes.
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Sarcasmology  +   942d ago
PSN codes are only 12 characters

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Autodidactdystopia  +   942d ago
I will not be buying one day one. I remeber paying 50 bucks for a 512MB memorystick

Now you can Get 4 Gigs for 8-20 bucks. Back then that would have cost you about $300.

I dunno i just dont want to spend that much money when by the end of life for the system these cards will be 64 to 128GB for under $30

Still gives me something to look foreward to; Extremely cheap memory that seems like a lot today.

On the side, which of you are actually gonna buy a vita day one? (or the next few months for that matter) which will involve waiting in lines over 24 hours good time for a tailgater Or is it just forum talk. Or does amazon do preorders on consoles now too?
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smashman98  +   942d ago
yes amazon takes preorders on consoles
metsgaming  +   942d ago
V-day thats clever lol ill probably get one just not sure which depends on the price which will be lower thanpeople think sorry haters exchange rate doesnt matter it will be less than that just look at the vita price at exchange its more than 250 more like 320 but its not bc they dont follow it.
mindedone  +   942d ago
*insert "I just lost my V-card" joke here*
TreMillz  +   942d ago
Depends on the games I'm getting for it. As of right now only Uncharted:Golden Abyss is being purchased alongside it. If it needs one then so be it. But i plan on having like $500 saved for my vita anyways. Might just get the 32 GB. Wish it didn't have to be Vita branded cards though.
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miyamoto  +   942d ago
At the rate on how electronics technology advances itself......
No need to Gravity Rush on the memory cards my friends!

What a badly written article!!!!! I will keep an eye on this web site built to put negative publicity on another Sony PlayStation device.

If the proprietory cards are meant for anti-piracy then I am good with that.

Did any one complained when the Sony introduced their Mememory Cards on the PS1 & PS 2?

I heard that Sandissk just made a 64GB yes..... 64 GB micro SD card the 4G & LTE super phones are supporting. The price of these Vita cards will be going down too. And I am sure Sandisk et al will have their less expensive and higher capacity Vita memory cards.
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dantesparda  +   941d ago
My answer is no! not at those prices. Should have had some internal memory just like any modern mobile device.
xtheownerzx  +   942d ago
ill get the 32gb if i have the money at the time.
remanutd55  +   942d ago
32 gb here i come !!!!
DigitalRaptor  +   942d ago
I'll be getting the largest posssible.

Based on my experience with the PS3 and its HDD, upgrading will see huge benefits. 32 GB sounds good to me, but is there any bigger for the Vita?
remanutd55  +   942d ago
i think that will be the bigger at launch .
Optical_Matrix  +   942d ago
I will indeed. 16GB most likely.
tiffac008  +   942d ago
It will depend on the price and since I don't usually download stuff I will probably choose between the 4GB or the 8GB.
notimetobeidle  +   942d ago
512MB should be plenty of space to save games. Downloading and installing games from the PSN is a different matter.
Thecraft1989  +   942d ago
Game saves are saved on the flash card the games come with same with DLC.
notimetobeidle  +   942d ago
I stand corrected. It seems that 512 MB refers to RAM and not internal memory.
cfountain  +   942d ago
yes, yes i will. most likely an 8GB or 16GB.
tunaks1  +   942d ago
why are they using proprietary memory cards?
blumatt  +   942d ago
It's to help prevent piracy. They don't want the Vita to end up like the PSP, man
Probably to help prevent piracy. If they used SD cards, it would be immensely easier to pirate software. This way, at least it'll take longer for hackers to figure out a way to play pirated software. I'll admit, though, that I'm not too excited about the price of these cards. However, I won't need one for a long time anyway. Game saves go on the Vita cards so I won't need any memory for that.
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--Onilink--  +   942d ago
well i think its pretty safe to say thats just a small part of why they do it, sony is know for using their game consoles to push into the market diferent products. Anyway, i would be surprised if pirates dont find a way to do it anyway
f789790  +   942d ago
It might help for a day longer. That's it.

The real reason is to make money. This time around the memory cards are so small that a micro sdhc adaptor is out of the question.
rob6021  +   941d ago
Even if it doesn't prevent piracy, Pirates will have to buy the Sony Memory cards; so atleast, even if the system is selling at a loss they will make some profit over the deal.
GoldenPheasant  +   942d ago
Nobody has said this really, but could it be because of higher transfer speeds?
raytraceme  +   942d ago
I will get the 32 for movies and music. The vita is replacing my ipod touch ;)
TacoTaru  +   942d ago
I didn't hear anything about how the new proprietary cards are better than the things that are already available. Sounds like just a way to make mo money mo money mo money unless, of course, there is some major technological improvement that hasn't been announced or that I didn't hear about.
UltimateIdiot911  +   942d ago
It's just security reasons. They don't want a repeat of the PSP. Can you blame them?

The lack of support on the PSP outside Japan was rather disappointing. I am hoping to see many good games to come for the PSVita.
TBM  +   942d ago
Yeah I'll buy one.
Allowen  +   942d ago
The games will be saved directly into the memory card of the game and the same goes to future DLC that comes for this game, it will also be saved on the SAME memory card.

What you do need a memory card for is to save music, fotos and some videos and I think, also for the web browsing history.
For that a 8 or 16G should be enough to you.
But if you plan to buy those $40 games from the PSN then you better have not one but maybe TWO 32G memory cards.

It is a shame by the way that the Vita at this time and age does not come with a basic size flash memory of 1-4G already inside the portable device .

It can do so many things but not out of the box because that it can only do play games from memory cards.If you want the full package you got to buy a memory card.
I am guessing that even the Vita with GPS will require us to have a memory card so it can download/save the maps from the internet.
dcortz2027  +   942d ago
Yes, I'll be purchasing either the 4GB, or the 8GB memory card for my PS Vita to be able to enjoy my games and my music. I don't download full games, I will be getting physical copies of all my PS Vita games.
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Protagonist  +   942d ago
Me too, as long the physical copies are available. 4GB should do it for me.

Can´t wait 4 V-Day キタ━━━(゜∀゜)━━━!!!!!
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Infernostew  +   942d ago
I'll probably pick up a 16gb card for psn or psp games.
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MadYakker  +   942d ago
A memory card is a definite day one purchase, I'm just not sure which one. The 32gb is the obvious choice save for one slight issue. The prices. The prices announced in Japan are insanely high. I'm waiting to see what the price structure is going to be like in the Western markets before deciding which one to grab for starters.
mr.selfdestruct  +   942d ago
Well that really sux if they gotta make thier own cards they should really be busting TB's not still stuck in Gb's. lame so very lame!!!!
WooHooAlex  +   942d ago
Yep, I'm probably gonna end up with a 32gb.
May start out with something a little smaller.
--Onilink--  +   942d ago
cant see myself going over 16GB, they cards seem very expensive, which kinda limits the whole digital distribution thing. I would definetely download full games instead of discs if i knew i had enough space for more than 6-7 without spending so much money
rezzah  +   942d ago
I'm sticking to game cards since you use them for the saves.

I use my phone for music so no point in music on the PSV.
clearelite  +   942d ago
I will be buying 3 Vita's, seriously... Do you really have to ask? I was talking about this earlier with a family member. Sony made a lifetime friend with all the awesomeness they have done in the last 10+ years. While other companies are scratching the bottom of the barrel grasping at casual gamers, sony has stayed true to us hardcore gamers.
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Vgameman  +   942d ago
Might as well get the 32GB. It'll probably be all I'll ever need.

I plan to store all of my PS1 games on this, so... I'm going to need a lot of space.
clearelite  +   942d ago
You never know man, you might need to buy a second one at some point, but by that time they will be like $10 us dollars a piece.

@ me above. I'm seriously buying at least 2 Vita's for when friends come over. I'm already thinking of buying a second PS3.

Happy gaming!

(I would rather game with my friends then watch movies in general)

I don't spend a lot of money on nonsense, so I have plenty left over for what I like.
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Yodagamer  +   942d ago
If i get a ps vita i'll just wait till prices come down, because this time around you can still save games without them, unlike the psp
japwow  +   942d ago
I will buy a 16GB when I feel that I need it.
UltimateIdiot911  +   942d ago
My choice will depend on the pricing. I probably will not get a memory stick right away unless I see a deal.

More importantly, I am hoping to see retailer throw in some sweet bonus deal when buying the PSVita.
clearelite  +   942d ago
Yeah man, PS Vita and a good game for $250 would be awesome. I'm aiming at around $300 though for my initial purchase with a game + accessories. I will also be making games for vita with their new dev kid for android/vita utilizing c#.
Beetey  +   942d ago
Just so everyone knows, some Vita titles will require a memory card to save.

On Topic: I will wait to see the American prices before making a decision, but I hope SanDisk will have a much cheaper card coming out within a few weeks of launch. I'm willing to wait a few weeks if it means I can save $25+.
Whitefox789  +   942d ago
I can only answer when it comes out....
IAmTheTruth  +   942d ago
I'm going to buy the 32GB memory card on same day I pick up the PS Vita.

Mostly because it's going to be my all-in-one device.


And whatever else PS Vita offers like web browsing and such.
ginsunuva  +   942d ago
V-day. Lol. Well, VJ day is gonna be dec 17 and VE day will be sometime in march.
StarWolf  +   942d ago
theyre so small ill just steal some from walmart no big deal
Cablephish  +   942d ago
lol like they're going to be sitting outside on a shelf.

I'll report you before it happens!! :P
f789790  +   942d ago
I'm sure they'll have magnets on them in an impossible to open package behind a glass display case. Good luck breaking the law without getting caught.
felonycarclub  +   942d ago
i will stick with the lowest until they bring out the big guns like 64 gigs
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