The PS Vita had a good start in life. A great start, even. We saw a stellar launch line-up with more games than we could shake a poo-covered stick at. Uncharted: The Golden Abyss. Wipeout 2048. Unit 13. A ton of great PSP games and even some PS One Classics. What wasn’t to like? The bloody memory cards, that’s what.
For reasons best known only to Sony’s people, the memory cards were outrageously priced proprietary cards rather than the standard MicroSD cards that Nintendo employed on the competing 3DS models. It’s led to some harsh – but not unwarranted – criticism of Sony for price-gouging.
All that aside, the handheld console is still a beastly little thing – even if the AAA titles have dried up over the last couple of years. Still, Sony hasn’t yet dropped the price on the PS Vita memory cards, despite it being one of the top reasons newcomers aren’t going to invest in the console. Instead, it’s down to the retailers to introduce their own offers in an attempt to shift units out of the warehouse and into the hands of players.
Amazon has recently introduced some price-cuts to the PS Vita memory cards. The online giant has reduced the 16GB model to $34.39, down from $59.99. Then there’s the larger 32GB card that normally costs a staggering $99.99, but has since been made available for $56.97. The 8GB and 4GB models are still over-priced for what little they offer.
So if you’re in the market for a memory card that’ll hold more than a couple of blockbusters, it’s probably a good time to invest in a one of the meatier offerings. 4GB just doesn’t go as far as it did back in the days of the PSP…
These prices help you at all, or are you still living in the hope that maybe one day we’ll see MicroSD’s be introduced via some magical trickery?