As topic really, popping out later to buy a vita and getting confused with all the memory cards. Does the vita come with memory already?
Buying a Vita - What size memory do I need to buy?
completely depends on the amount of games you will buy and will want on it at the same time. Personally id just get a 32. Then you don't have the risk of finding out the 16 was too small. I also will always have certain games that I always will want on there.
You NEED to buy the largest memory stick available (that is of course if you purchase the "xtended warrenty" A HURR DURRR)
Anyway i went ahead with the 32 gig, nice to not have to worry about space. I think only the 3g one still comes with a memory stick. Unless you can find one of the launch bundles. They came with an eight gig.
Like others have said i would get at least a 16.
I recommend getting the largest card possible. I also recommend waiting until the price comes down on them. The 32GB has dropped $18 on Amazon since launch, but that's still pretty damn expensive, and I'm sure it will continue to drop pretty rapidly.
I got an 8gb with an accessory pack I got and haven't really filled it up yet, but if you plan on downloading a lot of games go with the bigger cards. I get all my games on cart still and haven't downloaded many PSN titles, but they add up quickly.
Also, this is super relevant. I wanted the 32GB card because I plan to download everything on Vita. If you're willing to carry around game cartridges, then you won't need such a big card for a long time.
You should probably buy the largest and most expensive size.
If you get something smaller you will want to upgrade eventually and the money you spent on your first memory card was essentially wasted. This is what Sony wants and is probably why they made them ludicrously expensive.
I had the 4 Gig and hated it. I Just got the 32 and am really happy with it I"m kind of mad I got it right after I got Metal Gear HD. If I knew I would of just got it on the PSN I love not having to even worry about carrying the cards with me. If it wasn't such a rip off I would trade em in for PSN Money. I also wish I was still in school so I would most likely be around someone with a small card who would save money themselves and make me not get as ripped off to do the switch.
@egg: Why is it wasted? Can't you just switch memory cards if one is full?
Everything's supposed to be on one memory card. But I see that not everyone thinks this and are open to the idea of having multiple memory cards and having to switch.
I actually expected to have to do that from the beginning... when I bought my Vita a 32GB card wasn't yet available here in Germany, so I got a 16 GB card and already thought that at one point, with all the great games coming out later that year and the next year, I'd have to get a new one. But I'm always carrying the Vita around in a case with room for the game cards, so I could just carry a memory card with me too if I ever needed to switch :)
I went all-in on the 32GB card and it has been worth it. Given how many PSP games fit on half of that on my Go, I think it is the perfect size (at least for me). If more Uncharted memory hogs come out and you download all of your games, you'd be pretty screwed with any other size.
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