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Sony PlayStation Vita Memory Card 16GB Model (PlayStation Vita)
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- Platform: PlayStation Vita
- Media: Accessory
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Edition: 16GB Model
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However, if you are looking to download full games or downloadable content (DLC) you are really going to need something more than a paltry 4GB. With the (frankly brilliant) advent of Playstation + (PS+), a larger memory card becomes a necessity.
So, having PS+, I came to the point where I required a card larger than the 4GB that came bundled with the console- downloading the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss takes up 3485MB!
Of course, I baulked at the price of the memory cards- like everyone else that has posted a review so far- as we have been spoiled by the pricing of Secure Digital cards and such like over the last few years.
Apparently, Sony went with their own proprietary cards for the Vita to ‘ensure a stable user experience for all Vita buyers’ (which may be true) though it’s widely regarded that the reason was to try and combat piracy which plagued the PSP. However, in doing so they closed the memory card market for the Vita to themselves, meaning there is no competition and prices are high.
I bought the 16GB card as I couldn't settle myself spending sixty quid on a 32GB card – it’s just too much.
The card arrived the next day in an Amazon cardboard envelope package which was suitable for the item. The memory card is stored within a sealed card (as per the Amazon product picture). Cutting along the edge opens and reveals an instruction sheet hidden inside and the card held in a plastic sleeve.Read more ›
The price is a bit high but not too bad now. I'd definitely say this is the minimum you want. I had an 8 gig card with my Vita and it was pretty much filled by the 10 games that came with it.
With this and use of the PC transfer software I'm finding I have enough space to keep a good few things on the go as long as I swap things onto the PC from time to time.
be neccessary for storing the games themselves if you decide to go down the digital route and purchase games directly
from the PSN Store, as well as the game's save files, and future updates or patches. They'll also be used for any photos,
music or video you want on your Vita because the device itself has no built in memory.
Considering the maximum memory card available right now is just 16GB, it's likely you'll need to purchase multiple cards
if you want games from the PSN Store, and also want your media on the Vita (current games range from 200mb to 3GB in size).
The main issue is that the cards are overpriced, i'm fairly confident that cheaper brands will appear, but Sony should
know better. Another problem is that the cards are tiny and easy to lose, and switching between cards is very fiddly
(you'll probably need to switch between cards if you need more space or if a save file is on a different card, but also
switching cards allows you to use different PSN ID's - it's currently the only way of using more than one PSN ID).
But if your not going to have any media on your Vita and will be purchasing all your games via retail in boxed copies,
you can pretty much sidestep these overpriced cards. Each Vita game will come on its own memory card with enough space
to store your save data. This won't work for games which explicitly require a memory card like Uncharted Golden Abyss.
So although buying at least one Vita memory card is necessary, depending on how you will buy your games, how much media
you want on your Vita, and whether or not you want to manage multiple PSN IDs will influence what size card you need.
Just hope that one day Sony stop developing proprietary memory media and charging the earth for it!!
These memory cards are extortion at its worst from the big companies like Sony and Microsoft. They realise that if they make you need something they can charge you what they want. Same way Microsoft did with the proprietary hard drive on the Xbox 360.
But if this was a review for Sony I'd give it a zero but this memory card isn't to blame for its price. I don't see any reason this card couldn't be sold for £10-£15, the price is Sony's doing. I bet they churn these things out like toothpicks.
I'd say 16GB at the moment is the sweet spot. I have a number of games on my Vita and it isn't full yet which means 32GB will probably be wasted if you don't just horde everything and you will save yourself a great deal of cash.
But I would be struggling right now with 8GB.
Unfortunately you need one to play games so it is probably a good idea to get it right the first time especially considering the price. I doubt you will be unhappy with this card. Just wish Sony would realise we would respect them more if they didn't get us in a headlock when we decide to buy their console.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overpriced memory card but as you don't seem to be able to get 3rd party memory cards for the Vita you're stuck with having to pay for it.Published 3 days ago by DTopp
this was the only way I was able to use my Ps Tv A cheeky way of getting more money out of you as the internal memory isn't enough even for the free game package providedPublished 21 days ago by Anono