by November 26, 2011 @ 10:35 pm
Retailer GameStop has launched its pre-order hub for the PS Vita and in doing so, revealed the prices for memory cards, which range in capacity from 4GB to 32GB. It’s been widely reported that nearly all Vita titles will require secondary storage, despite the game cards themselves having writable space to store data. Some, like Uncharted, won’t boot up at all without a dedicated memory card.
Here’s the breakdown of prices:
4GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card – $29.99
8GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card – $44.99
16GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card – $69.99
32GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card – $119.99
Unfortunately, these prices hardly differ from their Japanese equivalents. Like the PSP, Sony is forcing consumers to adopt a proprietary design instead of offering alternatives through commonplace formats like SD flash memory. Time will tell if third-party solutions pop up, but until then it looks like we’ll have to deal with the price gouging.