Buying a Vita - What size memory do I need to buy?

#1 Posted by Daveydave (131 posts) -

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?

#2 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@Daveydave:

Not really. It has 512MB internal memory for your PSN account, but to save games you need a memory card. I went with a 16GB one and am fine :)

#3 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

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.

#4 Posted by AndrewB (7496 posts) -

Games range from half a gig to around 3.5GB so far, so it depends on the games you want and how many you want to keep around with you. I'd say go for the biggest you can afford, but I know that the Sony proprietary memory card prices are tough to swallow.

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#5 Posted by GiantBomber (350 posts) -

You NEED to buy the largest memory stick available (that is of course if you purchase the "xtended warrenty" A HURR DURRR)

#6 Posted by Giefcookie (584 posts) -

My 16gig card has been plenty so far. Pretty sure I have 6-7 games installed at the moment between my US and EU accounts with a few gigs to spare.

#7 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

I would say 16GB is good. I got an 8GB and I've run out (installed 5-6 games, I think?).

#8 Posted by hughesman (312 posts) -

@GiantBomber said:

You NEED to buy the largest memory stick available (that is of course if you purchase the "xtended warrenty" A HURR DURRR)

What?

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.

#9 Posted by GODWASP (41 posts) -

32 gig nothing less.

#10 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

get all that memory gurl.

#11 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

I got a 32 and have that thing jam packed with vita and psp games.

#12 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

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.

#13 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

I got a 16gb and am regretting it. But the 32gb price is criminal.

#14 Edited by Spoonman671 (4562 posts) -

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.
 
@benjaebe said:

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.
#15 Edited by egg (1450 posts) -

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.

#16 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

I went with 8 and I have 5 games downloaded

and have about 3 gigs left.

#17 Posted by TwelveFootFour (154 posts) -

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.

#18 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@egg: Why is it wasted? Can't you just switch memory cards if one is full?

#19 Posted by egg (1450 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@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.

#20 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@egg said:

@Morrow said:

@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 :)

#21 Posted by GooieGreen (453 posts) -

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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