PlayStation Vita’s New Memory Card Prices Revealed

By Ishaan . August 20, 2013 . 12:30pm

PlayStation Vita is now available for $200 in North America, and Sony have announced more details regarding the system’s recent price drop now, including the price of memory cards for the device.

 

PS Vita Wi-Fi model – $199.99 (was $249.99)

PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model – $199.99 (was $299.99)

4GB Memory Card – $14.99 (was $19.99)

8GB Memory Card – $19.99 (was $29.99)

16GB Memory Card – $39.99 (was $59.99)

32GB Memory Card – $79.99 (was $99.99)

 

Prices have dropped across the board, but a larger memory card will cost a fair bit.

 


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  • JuhRo

    Not “great” but not bad either. I’m guessing many will jump at the 16 GB one.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    HALLELUJAH!!! But the 32GB one is still too high a price to pay.

    • TheExile285

      Yeah, 32GB should be like $60

      • AlteisenX

        32GB should be $30, 64GB should be $50 (aka: $29.99, and $49.99 respectively) for maximum consumer happiness (See what I did there? ;D)

        • malek86

          That would put them (somewhat) in line with Micro SD prices, which would actually be the proper thing to do.

        • ronin4life

          32 GB SDHC is 19$ on amazon.
          EDIT: In fact: Amazon seems to be having a sale on 10 speed sdhc memory cards… from Sony. >.>
          32GB SDHC class 10 is… 19$. From 35$.

  • TheExile285

    Why are they still selling 4GBs? IMO they should just include them with system but take them off the market as a seperate purchase.

    Who is going to buy a 4GB when the 8GB is only $5 more?

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      This is basically what I wonder constantly.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      The Nostalgic people.

    • malek86

      If they included a 4GB with the system, they would risk some people not buying any memory at all. They are probably still relying on memory cards to make some profit on the console, especially after the price cut.

      I agree overall, though. I think it would make more people willing to buy one. Sony is not looking forward enough – a PSV buyer would buy some games later, making the deal profitable again.

    • LaserVision

      Considering all Vita games are all practically portable HD games I have no idea.

    • SpaceOfSoul

      I only had a few extra bucks when I bought my vita, and I couldn’t afford the 8gb. I had totally forgotten that the vita didn’t come with a memory card/internal storage. So I went with the 4gb. (Keep in mind this was before the price drop)

      It’s good to hear that the memory cards have dropped. Will pick one up soon, but it’s the same thing with cars.

      Why pay X amount when if you pay the extra, you get a bunch more goodies in the upgraded module of the vehicle. It’s all about peoples funds. Not everyone can afford the higher product. Even if its just an extra $5. Because $5 can seem like a lot to a 10 year old. At least it did for me when I was a kid.

      And I can sense the “If you don’t have the money, why buy a handheld?”
      At the time, that was my money I had saved on the side for personal wants. So I DID have the money, though I had to stick with the lower end memory stick.

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Not too bad– chances are Amazon’ll probably lower the prices between $5-$15 depending on which one it is as well, when they catch up to it.

  • ronin4life

    That is still more than twice the price of an SD card per model…

  • 果林

    mem sticks still overpriced :

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      very

    • Xerain

      Amazon now sells 32GB for $2 off instead of $22 off.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    2 things: 1) Wtf why is the 32 GB still so high?! D=, and 2) how are the 3G/WiFi and the WiFi only SKUs the same price? That’s very odd…

    • malek86

      Word is that very few people are buying the 3G model, so maybe they are looking to increase sales (perhaps to eventually phase it out)?

      • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

        That would be the sound business plan to go with.

  • Thad McMichael

    Where’s the source?

  • http://www.vizzed.com/boards/index.php?ref=106931 Ultrapieguy

    I didn’t expect much in the way of a price drop, but at least it’s better than it was.

  • sd28

    still way to high

  • Daniel Williams

    I honestly dont care about the price of memory cards, I just want a larger capacity than 32GB. I was able to fill up 32GB on the PSP

  • Brii-Nanas

    I’m glad I waited, but it’s still difficult to convince myself to take the plunge… Those memory cards, man.

  • Judgephoenix

    I picked up a vita and 16 gig the other day so I’m happy with my purchase. It really is a great system. Turning it on I did not realize it had such a tutorial and everything lol.

  • SlickRoach

    Man, they’re not really making the “digital age” of gaming too welcoming with those price drops. :-/

  • Carlos Daniel Flores Loreto

    I still want cards bigger than 32GB. For a digital multimedia & game device, 32 GB is a joke in my opinion.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I don’t get people’s issues with the memory cards. The vast lot of you despise digitally downloading games anyway Do you HAVE to own a 32GB one? Just get a 4GB or 8GB for cheap and backup what you’re not using.

    • ronin4life

      You need to own a memory card to play many games. PS+ is worthless without a decent sized card. Importers need multiple cards to operate effectively. Some games are Download only.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        I’m an importer and I have all of my games physical. You only need a single 4GB card and you’ll be fine. Downloadable games barely take up space so just backup what you’re not playing. People are making their own lives more expensive than it needs to be.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

          Atelier Totori Plus is about 3.2 gigs and it’s download only.

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            So? Play it then back it up when you’re done. Do you really need to have every single game on your Vita at any given moment?

          • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

            What if I want to take the multiple game around with me? What if I happen to travel around frequently? What if I wanted to go digital only? Sure, you can save some money by doing that, but it’s just so much more convenient to be able to carry all the stuff around.

            Besides, maybe games aren’t the only thing I carry around.

            Edit: Also, with Totori, I don’t have any space to put in another game, unless it’s 300 megs or less. I can carry maybe 2 Vita games, excluding the indie titles.

          • mwatcher

            And why can’t we have such an option in the first place?

          • FetusZero

            I’d assume most people play more than one game at a time on top of having random apps. Not everyone concentrates on a single game without touching anything else.

            A better example would be BlazBlue as it is a fighting game, therefore not the kind of game people will concentrate on then ditch, it’s a type of game people want to keep with them at all times. If they want to play a normal game but have BlazBlue installed and only a 4GB card, well.. good luck to them.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Whilst I agree with you, ronin4life sums up the situation for many Vita users very well.

    • Enzo

      I recently got a PS Vita ($200 sale, so I’m not upset about this news), and I am not going to be downloading my retail games, but the PSN games (which are great) have to be downloaded. 4GB is way too small, and 8GB is barely big enough. Good thing I got a 16GB Mem card as a gift, though the person who gave it to me probably would have preferred to get it for the discounted price. Anyway, 4GB is just too small for PSN games.

  • http://www.steag.org SteaG

    Erm… Those prices, once converted to euros (at everyone’s favorite 1€ = $1), were already those charged by Amazon France for at least some weeks, if not months :/.

  • Jesse Torres

    the prices are okay, some people are just cheap.

  • Guest

    Here’s the catch for that great Vita price cut :|

    • ronin4life

      In my opinion, the system was always fine. Just the mem. sucked, because who knows just how many you may need to buy down the line… and just buying any one of any size was horrid enough without finding you need more space a few months later.

      • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

        That is how I saw it. The handheld is fine, anyone who constantly reads this site should fine plenty to play on it. Just memory card pricing is harsh and 4-8 GB is not enough to hold you over for long.

        • Pyrotek85

          Which is silly when they want to push digital downloads so much.

  • Vash bane

    hm ok I guess this is fair(two 8GB here I come)

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      Get the 16GB one. It’s more cost-effective, and basically the same price as two 8GB memory cards.

      • ronin4life

        He may be using one for USA and one for some other region.

    • Demeanor

      A bit of advice: if you’re planning on using two for different regions you might find that 8 GBs are not quite enough for your main one. I have a 16 GB one for my US account and an 8 GB one for my JP account (I live in EU btw XD), and I still have some space problems with the US library. And I’m enjoying the hell out of digital downloading since it saves a lot of hassle (time+shipping+customs+multiple titles available to play without the need to switch cartriges).

  • Michaelius

    But where is rumored 64GB card ?

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      Christmas Day. Probably.

  • wat_wat

    Eh, better but still pretty bad =/

  • Neppygear

    Hold on a motherloving minute… the Wi-Fi-only and 3G versions are the same price now?

    …then why does the Wi-Fi-only version even exist?

    • wat_wat

      The better question is why does the 3G version exist. It sold the least, I only know 2 games that use 3G for online play, and 3G is mostly only good for web browsing. Oh, and it’s fucking AT&T. They suck.

      • Pyrotek85

        Isn’t the data plan like $30 a month too? That’s quite a bit IMO, unless you were really getting a lot of use out of it.

        • ChknMoonDust

          I paid 25$ for 500gigs/ 6 months. Pretty great deal since I only use it for maps and checking gmail and internet while travelling. This way I don’t need a smart phone; I only spend 30$ a month for my phone. Granted the 3G service can suck but I think it’s an option that lots of people overlook. Definitely glad I bought the 3G version with the included 8gig memory card and super star dust delta. :)

          • Pyrotek85

            Oh that’s not so bad then. Maybe I’m thinking of some other 3G capable device?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jefriputra Jeff

    I think in my country vita memory card priced about 80 usd for some time already
    And vita price is already about 200$ too, i wonder with this price cut, it canbe any lower
    I’m still hold to buy one, i dont wanna buy it just for port game

  • Farid Belkacemi

    The 32GB is still too expensive IMO.

    • Prinnydoom

      But worth it. I bought a 32gb and its pretty sweet i think I’ve got about 29GB left and I’ve only installed like 6 vita games. Might be an exaggeration.

      • Nanashrew

        It may be worth it but i can get cheaper with SD cards. The proprietary memory cards are a bit of hindrance like this.

      • Guest

        Good for you then, but I think the opposite : with all those PS
        Classics (FF, Chrono Cross, Fear Effect and so on) + PSP games, my 32 GB will be full in no time.

        I’ll wait as long as Sony doesn’t do something about it.

      • Farid Belkacemi

        Good for you then, but I think the opposite : with all those PS
        Classics (FF, Chrono Cross, Fear Effect and so on) + PSP games, my 32 GB will be full in no time.

        I’ll wait as long as Sony doesn’t do something about it.

      • http://www.hamstapowah.com/ Zaron

        On the flip side, I filled a 32 in about three weeks. It takes very little effort with a PS+ membership, especially. My PS3 is presently acting like a storage bin for games I hope feebly to get around to while the Vita is constantly in rotation. I wish the price drops had been more extreme, yes, but also that maybe they’d whip out something with a higher capacity, like possibly even a 128 GB or something. >_<

  • alixraen

    And I just bought a Vita two weeks ago.

    FML.

    • RisukuAozora

      They need an ambassador program like what Nintendo did.
      Cause I was like that too when 3DS had its prices lowered.

  • School Idol Addict

    In my opinion price should have been.
    4GB 15$, 8GB 20$, 16GB 35$, 32GB 50-55$

    • TheExile285

      I say 4GB should have been in the box to start. That what the 4GB is; a starter MC.

  • Göran Isacson

    I am curious what the new pricetag will be in Europialand, although I have a feling it will still be a fair bit more expensive than it is in the US… yonna curb my enthusiasm until i see some numbers followed by Euro-signs.

    • InfectedAI

      199 Euros.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Its about time. I might get one now.

  • Raltrios

    Good thing I’ve held off on buying a Vita. But now that Demon Gaze is coming over, I most certainly will.

  • Brian Woods

    I dream of a 64gb card.

  • eilegz

    its still expensive the 32gb price its just outrageous

  • Magicks

    FUDGE. I just recently bought a Vita too…

    • Chee Yang

      You must endure and wait for the price drop, especially with the holiday season around the corner.

  • Zonron

    what im interested in is a 64 gb card, or maybe a small hard drive for the unused accessory slot. is there anything that slot does yet? i just need more memory. i ran out a half year ago. lol

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I’d (semi) gladly pay $50 for the 32gb, $80 is still as much of a joke as its original $100 tag…. It should cost no more than $30 at this point….

  • Oltheros

    I remember reading a quote about “significant” drop for memory cards?

    Nice one Sony…

  • ZekeFreek

    You can bitch all you want, but I for one am happy I get to save 20$ when I upgrade my card in a bit.

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