U.S. PS Vita memory card pricing revealed
- Posted November 28th, 2011 at 07:51 EDT by Matt Raspe
- 11 Comments
GameStop has revealed it's pricing for the PlayStation Vita specific memory cards, due out when the console launches on February 22, 2011.
The prices start at $29.99 USD for a mere 4GB card, which is quite expensive as you can purchase a standard MicroSD card for around $31 USD depending on where you shop.
The price only increases from thereon, with the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB PS Vita specific card going for $44.99, $69.99 and $119.99 USD respectively.
The sad part about this is that the PS Vita memory cards are proprietary to the console, and there has not yet been any "off-brand" alternatives announced.
So it would seem that gamers expecting to upgrade their storage space are in for some hefty expenses after the initial console purchase.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 3:02am EST - November 28th, 2011
Wow, too expensive for my blood. I know how fast memory gets used up and 32GB is not even enough for a hard core gamer like myself. I got a 250GB PS3 and have still ran out of memory.
- 3:23am EST - November 28th, 2011
??? MicroSD memory cards are MicroSD memory cards, don't see why any brand wouldn't work ...
- 3:26am EST - November 28th, 2011
$200 for a 32GB card, F__K THAT, for $200 I should get at least 100GB.
- 3:33am EST - November 28th, 2011
So... a decent memory card for your PS Vita alone costs more than a Wii.
- 5:15am EST - November 28th, 2011
I think they meant to say a standard 4GB microSD card could be purchased for around $9USD.While a 32GB might run closer to $31USD
The reason why these cards are so expensive is because there are no "off brand" variations or generic versions to drive lower prices. Eventually someone will come up with a generic or a card adaptor that will let you put a MicroSD in a vita and all will be right... as for 32 gb being a problem I have had a 32gb card in my PSP for 4 years and it's been fine with space... even with 8gb of mp3s on it.
- 7:26am EST - November 28th, 2011
@ 1 Sound to like your more of a hardcore porn collector, 250gb of space is a lot to fill with Save files.
- 3:52pm EST - November 28th, 2011
Hopefully someone will create a psvita memory card adapter to insert micro sd cards into.
- 4:05pm EST - November 28th, 2011
Dear PSU, I don't know why you put 199.99 USD for the 32gb since your source says it's 119.99 USD...
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 5:18pm EST - November 28th, 2011
idk, if im getting this, i think ps4 has been confirmed by other sources for next year. so, i'm going to wait on the vita....
sony1978a | Aked
- 8:58pm EST - November 28th, 2011
this is LAME :/ i can buy 32 gig sd card for 79.95 AU$ dollaers, why sony allway have to be so greedy and pethatic?
Matt | hyp3rstrike_
- 11:05pm EST - November 28th, 2011
@Super_Dante Cheers for pointing that out. Bit of a derp there.
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