The Playstation Vita memory cards have been under a lot of scrutiny since launch for being more expensive than your standard SD card. Well, if you want to save some money, you can get the 4 GB memory card for $20 and it will be enough… for now.
I own a Vita, I love it, buy my suggestion to any potential buyer is to buy the biggest memory card you can afford. It will benefit you greatly in the long run.
4GB is enough if you plan on just buying the physical copies (PS Vita games). I suggest you buy a bigger memory card if you plan on going strictly digital though.
Yeah, I show the sizes of certain PSN titles and you will definitely need a big card if you're just getting PSN only games.
4GB is a waste of money even if you don't buy your games online. There are other things to consider like demos, Free AR titles, videos, DLC content, etc, etc, etc.
@MultiConsoleGamer, i agree, 4gb is barely enuff to follow the updates, demos, free games/apps. 4gb(more like 3.8gb) will be eaten pretty fast.
i got the 4gb and for now the memory has been enough i have 5 apps, 6 games and 105 songs. Its best to have a bigger memory card but for now it hasnt been much of a problem.
i got the 4gb with my first edition, after two days it was already full with a couples of mp3, demos, apps, 2 downloaded games....with 120mb left, had to buy a 16gb and waiting for a deal on the 32gb to get one since i have a shit load of psp games waiting to be played on my vita.
I got the 4GB. Updated all 4 games (including uncharted), a full HD movie (Hugo), Unit 51 demo, the AR games, the free motorstorm title, and Killzone psp title on it. Still have close to 2 gigs left.
im going with 8gb minimum, any higher than that is to much for to little and i will wait till price drops and/or higher versions like 64 come out. Definitely cant put loseless audio on there haha. Almost got a 32 for $40 but i was to slow im hoping that happens again soon, if not 8gb it is, for now. That or a bundle.
Was it that Buy.com deal right before launch? That was a great deal. People likely bought more than one so they could resell them for more money, meaning that they sold out right away.
It didn't pan out. They shipped wipeout 2048 instead. Said it was a mistake.
@MultiConsoleGamer yes waste of money especially since I got mine free from Amazon. I have a 4gb and this is what I have on it. Hustle Kings Full game. 3 AR games. Cliff Diver, Fireworks, and the Soccer game. I have 3 PSP games, peace walker, cladun X2, and 3rd birthday. and I have the free motorstorm game, AND the touch my kamtari demo. BTW i have 5 cartidge games. So I dont have to worry too much about space. and besides since the content is free, you dont NEED to have it stored on your 4gb card. You can delete and install the free content some other time.
Precisely. Even if you don't buy any digital Vita games, you'll still want a lot of memory of movies, music, pictures, PS1 and PSP games--the last of which routinely size in at over 1GB. I'd say 16GB is the bare minimum you need (unless you're a casual gamer who only bought the Vita for Vita games).
4GB won't get you anywhere if you are planning on actually using the device to its full extent.
I hope they release a 64 gig sometime down the line! Over all i gotta say the experience on the Vita is unmatched as far as Gaming goes, i cant wait to see some more original titles on the vita! Like Uncharted:GA and Resistance:Burning Sky. Love The "Near" App!
Yes. A 64 Gb would be PERFECT! I'd pay $100 for that, but not a 32 Gb.
I hope they do and price it at $100. It would make life a lot easier.
Bought an 8 Gb. It sucks removing things, but I'll live until I can get a 32 Gb. It's like when I bought a 20 Gb PS3 at launch. Lol. That SUCKED! Mandatory installs made life hell. First world problems, man...
"First world problems,man..." at least you realize that. Some people make these into actual problems or issues like they're getting shot at for no reason, or not being able to eat.
I just wish the cards weren't so absurdly expensive, which is the only thing keeping me from buying one. But, business is business I suppose. Hopefully they drop in price before too long:(
a 16gb tablet sells for 600$, a 32gb tablet sells for 700$..... Now THAT's absurd...
They're both absurd. The concept of proprietary memory for hardware is RIDICULOUS.
really you are only getting 2gb (system takes the other two) which isn't enough for anything these days. one game perhaps
Jeez, 4gb was barely enough for the PSP...
hum i have a 8gb and i'm fine i don't plan to use much of digital purchases anyway
just to give an idea if what a 4gb holds , i have virtua tennis 4 off psn, escape plan and motorstorm rc and some photos and 1 music album on mine and i have 300 odd mb left
I also think, like others above, that 4gb is a waste of time. I have two 4gb cards due to the actual Vita promotion through the retailer I purchased it at, and the starter pack that I bought. 2 days later, I bit the bullet and went out and got a 32g. If you can afford it, get it. One of my irks against the device is that the copying/deleting of content "seems" slow, and this possibly being a big issue for someone that is doing alot of swapping of content. As well, like I've mentioned before, content manager is a bit of a pain if you doing all your content management through the PS3. You have to be connected to PSN if you want to do any transfering between the two devices. Another reason to move away from a swapping mentality. I'm not defending the price. Its expensive. I know these cards are not plane jane and propriety, but at this point my initial PSV (without all the other shit I bought), cost me $349+tax. Dont' get me wrong, I really really like the thing and can't put it down, and I'm glad its not for the "I paid so much money for it so I'll feel like a tool if I don't use it" reason. Cheers
Its good for me right now. Im not planning on doing any digital downloading. Maybe a game demo here and there to try out, then delete! I plan on buying all my game cards. Loving my Vita!!!
We need that converter! The PSP got one and so can the Vita! Go 3rd party manufacturers!
pffffft get out, i just store all my videos like the walking dead on my ps3, then stream it to my ps vita
New episode tonight!!! :D
I do recommend downloading games over buying them from a store. I got MLB 12: The Show for $34.99. They don't charge tax on the US store. It would have been $44.87 in the store, with tax. I saved almost ten bucks! And just so you know, it DOES come with the online pass. Some idiot was going around the Vita articles last week, saying digital copies of games don't come with online passes. I assure you, they do.
Yea, lets say your Vita takes a shit and you lose all those digital downloads. Heck with all that! Not to mention, if you ever want to resell them on ebay or something, you cant sell a download. I also believe its a trap, to get everyone to buy downloads. Guess what, no more used games! You will be paying full price from now on! Im not falling for it. There is amazon you know, if you dont wanna pay tax or get even better deals! I dunno, to each his own i guess. I am just against all the digital downloading stuff, it will ruin games and resell value! I sell alot of used games and buy used, so especially for people like me it would be fucked. They make more than enough off dlc!
If my Vita stops working...I don't lose those digital downloads. They're all on the memory card. Even if my memory card dies (somehow?), I can always download everything again via the PlayStation Network. I can live without reselling my games. I use Steam to get all my PC games...and I never have an urge to sell any of those. Full price? Vita games are $5 - $10 cheaper on the PS Store than they are in the store. What are you talking about?
Not here in the U.S, maybe a few are only $5 cheaper. Still though, i rather buy the game card, its just worth more in the long run to me. No resale value whatsoever when you go digital. Another thing, i collect games and have quite a few very rare games that are worth a bundle over here. Downloadable games would put an end to that. I like to have the case, box art and actual game. Cant really see much point for going digital, other than they want to get people away from buying used. Its kind of a scam i think. Oh well, if you like downloading your games then thats your business. For me, its senseless. Vita is an awesome handheld either way, wouldnt you say?
16GB is what I went with. Priced fairly and gives a good amount of storage. Only things that take up real space on mine atm are the PSP games I have on there. And even then I still have about 10GB left.
I think I'll go with 32gb card. I plan on dumping alot of media on it! mini's, psp, vita, music, video, and hopefully ps1. Basically I plan on using the vita in much the same way I use my ps3. IE: Living up to name playstation by literally...playing media.
7 games and 3 demos in my 4G card love it
Wow lie much? 3 demos fill a 4g to the brim.
I filled my 8gb card with uncharted, ninja gainden, and one 1gb psp game. A 4gb isnt even big enough for retail games when you factor in dlc, saves, apps, and free stuff like motorstorm rc and ar games. Im getting a 32gb down the road i just got the 8gb because they didnt have anything bigger and i wanted to play right away. Def dont get anything under an 8 gig mem card.
I bought a 32GB...totally was worth it. 4GB was not big enough for me. I will be using the system for Games, Video and Music. What someone above said, without paying sales tax, I save 9-11 dollars on each game. I know I will buy 10 games over the next year or so, it will have paid off the card. I am not a big used game seller, so that doesn't bother me. Also what I like about downloading games is that you always have the game on the system and don't have to switch cards to play the game.
i received two 4gb cards for free from promotions, i plan on using them for quite a while. ill see how the digital pricing changes in the future to see if i want to go down that road, but right now the 4gb cards are working great, havnt even filled one up yet, 4 games on the one im using so far
non it's not. I have a 8gb and i'm 352 mb left ( no mp3 or movies ) 8gb is really a minimum if you game a lot..
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