Apparently you need to buy a memory card for the PS Vita
DLC. I'm sure you've heard about Ridge Racer and its 3 cars and 5 tracks. DLC. The memory cards are not just for game saves.
I'm not buying that game if they pull that kind of crap.
Great! DLC milking will infect handhelds too -_-
Just stick to the main game and you should be fine. Only those most exceptional games that your treasure above all should be allowed to have their DLC be bought. Just don't have too much of those.
The game cards can also be used for DLC, not just the memory cards. Well I think it depends on the developer and the size of the game.
The prices for these memory cards are ridiculous... 4 Gigs - $39.99 - Fail 32 Gigs - $119.99 - Fail
you fail for not understanding classes of flash memory cards. You do realize that there are very high speed flash cards that sell for 600+ because of their very high speed class? more then likely the games need high speed to run. Look at newegg high speed flash prices
You guys do know that, thats a conversion of yen to dollar? The prices aren't official yet, Sony SCEE/SCEA haven't mentioned a WORD on memory cards yet. I guarantee you one thing, 4GB will not be staying at that price. Sony aren't that stupid to price the 4GB so high. I'm just wondering if you atleast get a 2GB card in the box, many smart-phones do that these days.
just found out or just wanting to remind everyone prior to the launch?
Lol... wut? These prices are basically identical to stock retail prices for high-performance SD HC cards of the same sizes. Expecting Sony to price them *cheaper* than high-performance SD HC is ridiculous, since that's probably what they are, on the inside. The retailers will discount them (just like they do for SD HC cards...), etc.
if the games are 40 bucks in in
They are waaaaaaaayyyy to high.
i respected sony for letting us use any hdd on the ps3 but have been losing respect for them for a plethora of reasons since. This is another terrible move
I just bought a 32gig Sony SD card for $32. Vita is definitely not a Day 1 purchase for me. It's gonna take something EPIC for me to purchase it now. Might buy it a year or 2 years after release depending on its success or failure.
That's absurd. Overpriced proprietary accessories are just another form of gouging in an industry already mugging its consumers at every corner. I like sony, but I hope the vita fails if they're seriously thinking they can get away with something like this. With the economy still climbing out of its grave and hoards of smart phones, ex.. creating competition, I really don't see this doing much better then the 3ds launch. Some will buy it no matter what, but the mainstream who work a lot and have families and responsibilities likely wont be running to snatch up such a "deal."
so where were these videos for the 360 hdd's?? just saying.
Just sayin', what?
look how long Sony supporters have been pointing out the price of the 360 Hdd and the need to buy extra storage for the arcade 360. Now Sony does something similar with the Vita its ok. Personally I'm not interested in the Vita until it has built in storage. That was definitely one of the things they got right with the go.
Did he say "it's ok"? Nope. He's just pointing out how 360's HDD pricing(and lack of) didn't get the same media treatment.
@Nathan don't understand your comment. I was "just saying" that there seems to be double standards. My comments were not a personnal attack.
What does this have to do with xbox 360? FYI, Xbox arcade comes with 4gb of memory for save games and update. The Vita does not come with any internal memory that are required for saves and download. The Vita memory card price is ree-diculous, Un-believable, and Ah-Rugala expensive. Just saying.
I already bought a 16GB Sony M2 memory card that's useless in anything but Sony stuff but that's not good enough so they want to gouge me all over again.
They'll quickly fall in price and shopping around can do wonders. Or if you still can't find one in a price range your happy with, unlucky, go without or wait for reductions/secondhand. No ones forcing you to buy at launch prices.
So true but remember, Sony wants/needs the Vita to sell. The lack of built in storage and high price for memory cards makes the Vita even less attractive to the masses. To many gamers the Vita is a no brainer but will it translate to sales. I'm not so sure.
Want to be an early adopter of new tech, then you have to pay a premium. You can't have it all your own way. Life's tough, you can't just stamp your feet until you get what you want.
@Fishy I CAN have it all MY way, cause the money is in MY pocket and they want it. As with any commodity, it is THEIR job to make a product that customers want and are willing to pay for. What happened this gen that makes the industry think they're entitled to money. They should be offering more, cutting prices, pushing hardware limits, and many other tricks to lure in customers. That's how business is supposed to work. Are people really convinced that you have to "pay a premium" to get what you want, cause that's sad indeed if they've already won that mental battle so easily.
Hopefully someone makes a adapter so we can just use our mini-sd cards in them, I don't really care about the price though as I don't plan on getting one at launch so hopefully by time I do they are down.
The memory card is too small to use an adapter. Any memory card adapter would have to use the game card slot which would require a hacked Vita.
That much for a mem-card is absurd seeing as I can get one for much cheaper else where.. but no no.. lets punish the gamer for being a loyal fan and force them to deal with price inflation because only one type of card will work. This is complete and utter BS I was holding off on buying a 3DS in place of wanting a Vita. I'll be getting a 3DS now.
I believe they are using new memory cards to prevent piracy and other work arounds.
Don't get me wrong these cards are deffinately expensive! But at the same time the console is cheap, very cheap! So cheap Infact that sony is LOSING money on each console sold! Why is it the people think they should get things for nothing, sony spent years on R&D for this console so they deserve all the profits they get! I saw an article that said the iPhone 4s cost little over £100 to make, sell it for £600 and this is ok! Seriously you guys need to open your eyes!
Well, I think people should wait until other companies make cheaper versions of the same memory stick.
It's a shame that the Vita costs 380 euros for the 3G version in Europe well that's if you estimate the prices by doing a direct currency conversion instead of waiting for official prices from Sony. Funny how some people want the Vita to fail so badly. I guess they can't stand it that anyone other than Nintendo can make a good handheld. Competition is a very positive thing for he market. XperiaRay
Simple solution... Don't buy it. I was planning on getting a vita but I think I will opt for a PS3 instead.
This is just bullshit from Sony, this is what I call rape my wallet. This is insulting to us gamers who has been supporting Sony for so long and buy the way the quality of Sony made memory cards are really poor. They should at least give us the option to chose if we want there stuff. Sandisk has better quality memory cards than the Sony. Dear Sony you can thank your self for fucking yourself because the Vita is dying all ready. Well done Sony, well done.
@pucpop Don't forget a portable generator as well. XperiaRay
i don't see why ppl get so upset by this, they are abit expensive yes..but lol..why do ppl have to complain so much, if u really want the vita u don't care about a little overpriced product..i sure don't.. and yeah buy the 4 gig card if u don't like spending lots. it is more expensive than other 4 gig cards but its still very cheap and easily affordable. and yeah these prices doent really bother me..because in my country..norway we have about the same prices of stuff that japan has, norway is a rich country so everything is more expensive here..but it adds up so it doesnt really affect me or any other person from my country..because the SD cards are about the same price anyway, same goes for japan, but yeah if 120 dollars are indeed the US price for the 32 gig then i understand the hatered and complains from US peeps, because that is a fair amount of cash for people living in the US. and yeah these cards cost about the same as high preformance SDHC cards... i can't imagine the psvita cards to just be normal sd cards..i'm sure they are of higher preformance. but i can see that ppl like to complain haha x) *EDIT* keep in mind that the japanese price of the 32GB is around 120-130 dollars... and when the japanese ppl pre ordered the vita and the memory card the most pre ordered memory cards where 32GB..where most of memory cards ordered where 32GB and most of the ppl pre ordering the vita also pre ordered memory cards. so the price isnt a bad price for japan since that a normal price there..aswell as in norway where i live..but if the US price is the same then i kinda feel sorry for the US... i'm sure that the US prices are lower..would be wierd if US has the same price as norway and japan.
The us prices are pretty much a direct conversion of japans, $120 for 32 gb.
that is wierd, US go by the same standards in pricing and stuff like japan does, which means..for japan and norway..and other similar countries the card is gonna be cheap while as in US its gonna be way more expensive for the US. i can imagine that ppl will discount the cards thought
most people complain about everything then eventually end up buying them thats how it was when I bought my 360. then afterwards you realise the worst is over and everything is fine and that you actually got your moneys worth so will I still buy a Vita at the US launch HEEEEEEELLLLLLL YES aint nuffin stopping me from getting my Vita
Once again Sony is doing it again with prices. Of course this is too high. As well as the rumour listed prices for each Vita game. In this economy and at those prices...good luck.
It's silly. There's a lot of way without spending a lot of money for those memory cards. But people are too quick to complain rather than used their brain -_- Remember PS3 firmware update 4.0? yup, that update can back-up Vita data to PS3 so, for me, i will buy the cheapest memory cards for vita cause i still had a lot of space on my PS3 HDD Or, maybe i will upgrade my PSN id to PS+ so i can save vita data with cloud saving? Eitherway, i don't have a problem with this.
Does people not know the PSVita uses persistant memory? That was using your noodle. Ie: that means as long as the vita has battery power it can remain in a wait state with that means you can save the games data if need be by synq with your ps3 maybe even with by golly remote play function.
I think by the time we get it in the eu/us most likely there will be adapters for sd card hopefully
Don't count on it if the main reason for the memory cards is to stop/curb piracy as any third party solution would completely defeat the purpose of these proprietary cards, and I doubt sony would allow that. Also, the vitas memory cards are incredibly tiny, so an adapter is highly unlikely anyway.
I remember when the PSP first came out, I spent like $100 on a 2 gig Pro DUO pre-order. Looking back a few years later I could buy the same memory card for like, 5 bucks. I have a Vita on pre-order and this fact alone is making me question whether or not to cancel it and wait a year or two or not. I mean, I want the Vita as much as the next guy but I just hate knowing that I'm being ripped off when buying new tech. I know there's always a price to pay for being an early adopter of the "latest and greatest" but I dunno, this is the first time I'm questioning if it's actually worth it or not.
I know what you mean but am sure there will be adapters for these memory cards or non sony brand ones by the time we get it. We still have more then 2 months wait plus you will see china come up with adapters and there will be plenty of these adapters in ebay hopefully
If 32GB is going to cost 120 USD, then HELL NO. Better be at a reasonable price when it launches in the rest of the world. 35-40 USD IMO sounds like a reasonable price range for a 32GB card. Im sure Ill buy a Vita anyways near launch but Im going to have to live without storage or certain games that require them for a while if a Vita card is going to cost a fortune.
Question, why is everyone harping on about the 32 gigabyte one? That isn't the only one you can buy you know. You can just buy a smaller one for now and buy more storage later if you want. BTW everyone is so sure that this will end the VITA that they haven't taken stock of certain things, First of all I am sure these are the same Japanese to NA prices we saw before being used as place holders and Sony has not officially announced any NA prices for the memory cards as of yet. Also people in Japan don't seem to mind as much as people seem to believe they do seeing that 32 GB memory cards are already sold out along with the VITA. And finally remember the long rants about how NO ONE will buy the Move because it is more expensive and blah blah blah and 9 million units later who was looking like an idiot?
Boo-hoo remember how much we payed for an 8mb memory card when the Ps2 launched....I swear most people on this site didn't start gaming until this gen.
Some of these are the same people that have paid MS hundreds of dollars/pounds for the ability to play on Live.
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