I knew it was a bit too good to be true though as there are strings attached…namely the memory cards. In fact, in my mind, that’s the biggest draw on the whole Vita sales debacle. Sony wants to invite buyers in with a wonderful price tag then rope you up with this money gouging proprietary memory and frankly,
Let me get this out of the way first: I despise Sony’s proprietary price gouging with a fiery passion. For this much money, you can buy a decent 120GB SSD. But I digress. This card will display 59GB when you look at its storage capacity on the Vita itself. I’ve included an explanation at the end of this review on why your card
PS Vita Memory Card: Where the PSP used Sony’s Memory Stick Duo and Pro Duo formats for storage, the PS Vita will use a brand new PS Vita Memory Card. Presumably, the introduction of an all-new format is one trick in a range of things aimed at reducing piracy.
Sony loves to have control of their own media formats: Beta, DAT, Minidisc, MemoryStick, Universal Media Disc, MemoryStick Micro, and more. When they released the PS Vita they used a format that was similar in shape to SD but not compatible. The higher capacity ones can be quite costly,