Vita Memory Card Prices Revealed, On Par With PSP
The PlayStation Vita will launch on February 22 and if you want the full handheld experience, you'll probably need a few accessories.
Well, GameStop has revealed the prices for several Vita-related products and re-confirms a few previously known prices.
For instance, we had heard about the Vita first edition bundle for $349.99, and we also knew games would cost $39.99 (what PSP games cost now). But it's the announcement of the memory card price tags that have people talking: the 4GB card will cost $29.99, the 8GB will run you $44.99, the 16GB will cost $69.99, and the 32GB will hurt your wallet at $119.99...basically half the price of the Wi-Fi-only Vita. That can be considered pricey.
However, before everyone starts to freak out about the memory card prices, we should remind you that the cost of PSP memory cards isn't much different. In fact, the Vita cards are actually cheaper: the 4GB PSP memory card is $37.99 while the Vita's will be $29.99, the 8GB PSP card is $50.99 while the Vita's will be $44.99, and even that big 32GB card is more expensive for the PSP: $124.99 compared to $119.99.
As a reminder, Sony has stated that retail Vita titles will come on 2GB and 4GB game cards, and the 3G model will be able to download files of up to 20MB (due to 3G mobile carrier restrictions). If you want to just use the Wi-Fi, though, you can go even higher than 4GB. Also check other Vita accessories through the link above; there's an AC adapter, headset, portable charger, carrying cases, protective films, and more.
11/28/2011 9:57:41 AM Ben Dutka