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US pricing revealed for PS Vita memory cards

Sony has released US pricing details for the proprietary memory cards to be used by the PlayStation Vita. The cards will cost you $29.99 for 4GB, $44.99 for 8GB, $69.99 for 16GB or $119.99 for 32GB high-rollers. This is comparable with Sony's own pricing on the PSP's Memory Stick storage – which is lucky, as you won't be able to do much without one.

Above: Probably the least exciting PlayStation Vita-related image you've seen thus far

If you're planning on getting a Vita on the system's February 22 launch day, you've probably already figured on adding some storage immediately. This is a wise move on your part: while many Vita game cards will have a little space for saving options, updates and the like, Sony's already announced that many titles will require a memory card to save. These include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ridge Racer and Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, with plenty more doubtless to follow.

Between games that demand separate storage and Sony's continued emphasis on download-friendliness, it should come as little surprise that a memory card will be an essential purchase. Fortunately, the console's First Edition bundle includes a 4GB card – so if picking up one of those packages was your plan all along, you can just forget this conversation took place.

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15 comments

  • chrisat928 - November 28, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Sony didn't release this, Gamestop did.
  • CrashmanX - November 28, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    Sony would have to release the information to GameStop in order for GameStop to release it.
  • chrisat928 - November 28, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    No, Gamestop releases bullshit prices all the time. Until I see these prices on the Playstation Blog, they're not confirmed.
  • BladedFalcon - November 28, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    the prices aren't bad... But i kinda wish they weren't proprietary memory cards. I mean, why not make the memory stick pro duo cards be compatible? They are made by Sony as well...
  • bboyd - November 28, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    And people complain about the prices for 360 HDDs. I guess we just have to suck it up, not much choice.
  • Blue2 - November 28, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    I'm kinda punching myself right now for buying a 32gb memory stick pro for my psp few weeks ago. I just wish Sony can just keep the stick as an option.
  • SparkleDevon - November 28, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    cannot wait for a MicroSD adaptation <3
  • Moondoggie1157 - November 28, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    So I go from misplacing tiny UMD's, to tiny DS cartridges, to tiny Vita cards... Well shit. Enough of this "smaller is better" b*llshit! I want my games like I want my women, chunky and always ready for a good blow.
  • Moondoggie1157 - November 28, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    Holy shit, I just typed shit! Is the censor lifted!? fuck? guess so... DEMOCRACY PREVAILS!
  • darron13 - November 28, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    Well that's not so bad, I guess
  • Rubberducky - November 28, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    If this is the price then to that I say FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Sorry, I hate that they do this with their memory. Amazon had a cybermonday deal for a 32GB microsd card+adapter today for $27(normally priced $57 I think it was). So yeah, wait for the microsd adapter and don't get screwed over by another proprietary memory thingamajig.
  • Hurricrane - November 28, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    GODDAMMIT! Why is Sony obsessed with overcharging EVERYTHING they sell instead of undercutting Microsoft and marketing on the fact that they have reasonable prices instead of just jacking stuff up to cover what they lose to 360 >> Prices for stuff this generation has been completely out of control and the companies have only been rewarded for it. Depressing
  • heznave1 - November 28, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    and the Vita is obsolete already...
  • Redeater - November 28, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    This is beyond stupid! I recently bought an 8Gb Kingston stick for $8 at staples! This wasn't some cheap knock off either it was an actual Kingston stick. What the fuck is Sony thinking?
  • SpadesSlick - November 28, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    I long for the day when companies will stop hilariously overcharging us for memory.

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