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Some PSVita titles will require you to own memory card

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Nov 2011 16:49 User comments (14)

Some PSVita titles will require you to own memory card Kotaku has reported today that some upcoming Vita titles will require gamers to purchase an external memory card.
Many Vita titles will let you save the progress right to the game cart but others will not.

The list (for launch titles):


Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
@Field
Hot Shots Golf 6
Monster Radar
Dream Club Zero Portable
Touch My Katamari


The memory cards, which are proprietary, will cost around $20 for 4GB or up to $80 for 32GB.

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14 user comments

15.11.2011 17:11

I'll give them props for not making them unreasonably priced, but I still don't get the idea of needing a proprietary memory card. What is this, the 1990's? No one saves on memory cards for the past years. What is this?


GENERATION 98: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig on any forum and subtract 1 from the generation. Social experiment.

25.11.2011 18:36

I wont buy this until they make a vita with replaceable batteries. Otherwise this is junk.

35.11.2011 20:28

Originally posted by escalante:
I'll give them props for not making them unreasonably priced, but I still don't get the idea of needing a proprietary memory card. What is this, the 1990's? No one saves on memory cards for the past years. What is this?
not reasonably priced, a 4gig Micro SD card costs $5~7 online a retailing costs for the same product is $10~14.

however this does not surprise me its become the norm to have proprietary hardware in consoles and is mostly accepted.

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46.11.2011 9:59

Its just another reason why this thing will fail.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Nov 2011 @ 10:00

56.11.2011 14:20

It wouldn't be so bad if you could use a quality memory card bought for half the price...then the Vita would only have 99 nails in the coffin rather than an even hundred.



66.11.2011 14:50

Originally posted by Memnock:
Its just another reason why this thing will fail.
It wont fail, its the only handheld Gaming device that has enough power to pull current generation console Graphics.

it will out sell the 3DS in a few weeks and may even sell more units than the DS in about 2 years.

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76.11.2011 14:53

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It wouldn't be so bad if you could use a quality memory card bought for half the price...then the Vita would only have 99 nails in the coffin rather than an even hundred.
im willing to bet a cookie that we'll see micro SD adapters for the memory card slot in the first few months of release.

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86.11.2011 16:10

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by Memnock:
Its just another reason why this thing will fail.
It wont fail, its the only handheld Gaming device that has enough power to pull current generation console Graphics.

it will out sell the 3DS in a few weeks and may even sell more units than the DS in about 2 years.
That's not saying a whole lot. Handheld gaming peaked with the DS and portable aren't going to see those type of sales again. Less people want to pay $200-300 for an extra device carry when the can game on their smartphones or tablet which they are already carrying.

96.11.2011 16:48

Originally posted by Memnock:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by Memnock:
Its just another reason why this thing will fail.
It wont fail, its the only handheld Gaming device that has enough power to pull current generation console Graphics.

it will out sell the 3DS in a few weeks and may even sell more units than the DS in about 2 years.
That's not saying a whole lot. Handheld gaming peaked with the DS and portable aren't going to see those type of sales again. Less people want to pay $200-300 for an extra device carry when the can game on their smartphones or tablet which they are already carrying.
This is exactly right^^

That is also the main reason Nintendo will eventually be forced to eat their own words and start making games for Android, iOS. Many kids (those under 12 that don't have smartphones) will still purchase handhelds like Vita, 3ds but the other markets will likely dry up.

106.11.2011 19:54

Does a tablet/smart have dedicated controls? does a tablet/smart phone have a dedicated Video chip capable of rendering 3d images? Does a Tablet/smart phone have a 4 core arm processor?

tablets/smartphones are not suitable for detailed gaming on the go and even if they could they wouldn't be as affordable. a $600 dollar tablet or a $250 dollar Gaming handheld.


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117.11.2011 2:21

Originally posted by DXR88:
Does a tablet/smart have dedicated controls? does a tablet/smart phone have a dedicated Video chip capable of rendering 3d images? Does a Tablet/smart phone have a 4 core arm processor?

tablets/smartphones are not suitable for detailed gaming on the go and even if they could they wouldn't be as affordable. a $600 dollar tablet or a $250 dollar Gaming handheld.
I think you missed my point. I acknowledge a PS Vita or even 3DS will offer a superior gaming experience to any smartphone or tablet. However, the market is forever changed. Previously a portable console was the only was to have a good gaming experience on the go. This is no longer the case and most people who would buy a portable gaming console are already carrying a smartphone capable of gaming. Many are also already carrying around tablets for other reasons and get the gaming bonus as well.

There will probably always be a market for portable gaming consoles, just like there was a market for Neo Geo (the one with the $200 cartridges). The portable console market is just going to be smaller, but a good amount IMO. Time will tell, but I think the 3DS is already showing was ahead.

127.11.2011 3:05

Originally posted by Memnock:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Does a tablet/smart have dedicated controls? does a tablet/smart phone have a dedicated Video chip capable of rendering 3d images? Does a Tablet/smart phone have a 4 core arm processor?

tablets/smartphones are not suitable for detailed gaming on the go and even if they could they wouldn't be as affordable. a $600 dollar tablet or a $250 dollar Gaming handheld.
I think you missed my point. I acknowledge a PS Vita or even 3DS will offer a superior gaming experience to any smartphone or tablet. However, the market is forever changed. Previously a portable console was the only was to have a good gaming experience on the go. This is no longer the case and most people who would buy a portable gaming console are already carrying a smartphone capable of gaming. Many are also already carrying around tablets for other reasons and get the gaming bonus as well.

There will probably always be a market for portable gaming consoles, just like there was a market for Neo Geo (the one with the $200 cartridges). The portable console market is just going to be smaller, but a good amount IMO. Time will tell, but I think the 3DS is already showing was ahead.
which is perfectly fine, but can you play uncharted on a cell phone? how would you Strafe shoot and move forward keeping in mind not all tablets/cellphones have motion sensors and a good majority of touchscreens have issues issuing more than one command at a time. this does not constitute a Fun Experience IMO.

we could argue about it all day but even the Vita doubles as a PMC/Telephony device. Gaming was not the intend function of tablets or Smartphones, just like PMC/Telephony isn't the Vita's strong suit. it can do it just not as well as a device intended for that function.



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137.11.2011 12:21

i would still like to play Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention but its fate is sealed :[

1411.11.2011 6:34

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
It wouldn't be so bad if you could use a quality memory card bought for half the price...then the Vita would only have 99 nails in the coffin rather than an even hundred.
im willing to bet a cookie that we'll see micro SD adapters for the memory card slot in the first few months of release.
Actually no, you wont because it uses an M2 card that is damn near the same size as a MicroSDcard and is basically the same but has a different shape.....sony is a bunch of fags

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