PS Vita Slim internal storage not usable with a memory card

When the PS Vita Slim was announced several weeks ago during Tokyo Game Show, many Sony fans got excited on the slim design and the internal storage built into the hardware. The idea of having at least 1GB of internal storage is a good idea as it doesn’t force people to buy a memory card to play retail games.

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darthv721832d ago

Well that sounds like it sucks. hell even the PSP Go you could use both the 16gb internal as well as a M2 plugged in. I have games stored on the internal and use the M2 for videos and music i load from my PC.

this may just be a temp thing that sony will address with a fw update.

dedicatedtogamers1832d ago

Yeah, seems like a simple error in design and/or glitch that would be easily fixable with a firmware update. Sony should've removed the "one account per mem stick" restriction long ago, and I imagine that has something to do with it.

user55757081832d ago

nah that would make piracy so easy. anyone could buy a digital game and download endlessly to new memory sticks and sell/share them

UltimateMaster1831d ago (Edited 1831d ago )

That's just plain stupid.
The PSP Go gives you Internal Memory + External Memory.

Sure, you have to transfer your save files from one card to another, but come on, not being able to use the memory you already have on it?
Come on.

They need a better OS architecture than this.
We need to go to Sony, either by Twitter or something else, and ask them to be able to get both memories to work at the same time.

While we're at it, let's ask them that we get 1080p for Apps like Netflix for the PS Vita TV when it's released in the US.

colonel1791832d ago

Why did the PSP Go have 16GB of internal memory, but the PS Vita can't? Isn't supposed to be very cheap to have internal memory nowadays (certainly cheaper than when the PSP Go launched).

Sony needs to stop relying on these proprietary memory cards. This is the first reason the PS Vita is not selling as well as it definitely should.

darthv721832d ago

What is even more ironic is that the memory card the GO supported (M2) is almost a mirror flip in design of the Vita memory cards.

sony had an existing memory format that would have worked (M2) but it seems obvious that due to it being a smaller MSPDuo that it would be prone to hacking.


IcicleTrepan1832d ago

Because they want you to bend over for the 32GB and 64GB cards and how much they cost.

nades_all_night1831d ago

@icicle I dont believe Sony is to blame as much for the memory prices as retailers. You have to understand that a large portion of ps vita games are digital, this takes away from a retailers profit. With that in mind, why would a retailer want to stock a system where the customer never returns to purchase anything else for it? Sony and retailers had to come to some agreement to benefit both businesses. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending high memory prices, but there is reasoning behind it, and I believe Sony is pushing to make prices lower. I believe (and this is just a theory) that Sony will offer larger discounts directly through and will eventually include cards or just all together do away with them. It is ridiculous to see the price tags on the memory when I walk into target or even on amazon.

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Murad1831d ago

IT might, but it really depends on the SBC that Sony used. I feel like this is to prevent hacking of any sort, so I'm guessing that's very doubtful, but hell, it can always happen, right?

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DanielGearSolid1832d ago

I really dont understand their thought process.... Smh

sashimi1832d ago (Edited 1832d ago )

interesting as well has...huh? although it might be the 1 account per memory card so you can't really have 2 active at the same time.

Pillsbury11832d ago

Curiouser and curiouser...

nevin11832d ago

This must be an error?

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