Sony officially prices UK PlayStation Vita Memory Cards, games and accessories.
No it not since this article list the official prices for the cards.
Yeah, I was actually going to report this as a duplicate until I saw the prices.
That's expensive as f***! Time to wait till the prices drop...
Thank god I purchased the 16GB for £17.99 when Amazon glitched the prices, I just hope they stick to it and don't refund my money haha
seriously Sony, why on earth would you not release the 32BG card over here?! WHY? it makes no sense at all
I'm guessing stock issues? There has been reports that the 16GB and 32GB have stock constraints in Japan. No idea why the EU got the short end of the stick though since the US will be getting them. :/ @Titanz (below) Console prices always go down, the same question was asked during the launch of the 360 and especially the PS3 because of the price compared to the previous gen consoles. So this worry about pricing is only temporary not permanent. Also gamers buy consoles for the games not for the each alone. If the games are there the core market will be there as well.
i suppose stock issues could be one possible explanation but with the US getting them, that suggests that Sony are deliberately favouring the US. i know America is the one place they are desperate to make more headway in but i still think it's unfair. i have always had Sony consoles, but sometimes (and it is rarely) they do something like this and it really does annoy me.
When everythings said and done - you're basically buying a PS3 console. I'm gonna ask a question, though I want a honest reply. Do you believe the Vita is consumer friendly? Will the mass market purchase a Vita, or is just for the tech savvy crowd? I understand that it is good hardware, but I can buy a modern gaming console (Xbox 360, PS3) that is technologically superior, for a cheaper price. Of course with the Vita - you'll have to take handheld gaming, an OLED screen,control sticks, and a touch screen into consideration. It just seems like a lot of money, to me.
Honestly, I believe it is consumer friendly. It's up to Sony to market it that way though. Call of Duty with full online support will pull in a massive crowd if Sony lets everyone know it exists. I'd say gamers in general are at least interested in this.
Well, I think it's just for the hardcore gamers/ tech savvy crowd at the moment. But in the future when the price becomes much cheaper it will be for the mass market.
shouldn't you be asking if it's gamer friendly instead? why would you care so much if the public buy it or not? at the moment, Vita is all a gamer would want from a handheld?...bar maybe the browser as I heard it's a bit slow. Vita, unlike the iPhone for example, is catering to a very specific crowd, which is the gamers and if games are what you're after, get Vita!
I think it'll be like most gadgets, it'll only really be the tech savvy who buy it at first but then through marketing and word of mouth every mofo will buy one :-)
Please tell me Vita games will only cost up to $40 in the US!!! PLEASE!
Vita games will only cost up to $40 in the US
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Vita games will cost 26$ if you buy them digitally. XperiaRay
Buying Sandisk brand when they come out.
why is uncharted £10 more than the rest of the games ?
Why is revelations 10€ more than the rest of 3DS titles? Answer Development Costs. XperiaRay
The difference is that one of them is 1st party and the other isn't. Also, it's £30 with the circle pad at Zavvi: http://www.zavvi.com/105805...
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They said they'd be using a more dynamic pricing structure for Vita games. Makes more sense to me really, I mean why was Rogue Agent the same price as Uncharted 2 at launch? When it should have been 50p. If a dev puts no work in to a game we shouldn't reward them whereas I don't mind paying a bit extra for a real quality game.
Sorry at them extortionate prices the Vita is not going to sell very well. Imo Price drop within 2months
The console itself is actually a pretty decent price imho. But I do think particularly the memory cards are a bit over priced, especially when I could go out and buy a 64gb SD card for a few nuggets these days.
the reason why they wont release the 32GB is because prices will look even more rip off so they made the maximum 16GB to test the waters. Sony is brilliant innovator (they dare to take risks) but is also one tight ass money grapping company.
One of PS3's major plus points was the fact that you could take any make of hard drive and slot it in, MS were lambasted for making proprietry hard drives forcing you to buy MS devices (i know there is now a workaround). One of PSP's major flaws was the use of expensive Pro Duo memory sticks which were far more expensive than the industry standard SD cards etc (I think i spent more on upgrading memory cards for my PSP than i did on the initial outlay for my PSP) Looks like sony have learned no lessons here. This isn't a security/piracy issue. The PSP wasn't so easy to hack due to their memory cards, it was the systems security that was questionable. Poor form Sony
Actually the PSP is easy to hack thanks to the memory cards, even with security system exploits to open up the console to unsigned scripts you still have to dump your own custom firmware or have modified save files in your Memory stick. In fact the PSP was so easy to "hack" during launch you just placed ISO files on the memory stick and it played. Files which you will not be able to place easy on the new Vita memory card due to the fact the only way you can access them is with a PC using their manager program.
Yes, and like i was alluding to, it wasn't the construction of a memory card (Pro Duo) that allowed this, it was the anti piracy (or lack thereof) relating to the memory cards and the PSP that allowed this. Sony could easily have taken an SD or XD card and beefed up its security rather than introducing their own more expensive versions. And also as pointed out, MS were lambasted for their decisions on proprietry hardware, yet Sony seems to be getting a free pass with this one. A good sized memory card will add a lot of costs to any Vita purchase (which i'm still going to make myself, just maybe not first day like i have with all my other PS purchases)
I am from the UK. Sony are taking the piss with some of those prices. £49.99 for a handheld game, cor blimey! They have not learned a thing from the relative failure of the PSP and their mistakes with the PS3.
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