PlayStation Vita: Choosing The Right Memory Card
Sure, 4GB costs $19.99, but will you be able to survive on that much storage?
Much has been written about PlayStation Vita's proprietary memory cards. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit, there's little you can do to prevent these peripherals from hitting shelves. They'll debut alongside the system whether critics like it or not.
With that out of the way, it's in your best interest to choose the card that'll satisfy your portable gaming needs. You don't want to overspend on too much storage. Conversely, you don't want to come up short, either.
On that note, we listed the four cards, prices and reasons for buying each.
4GB ($19.99): Go with the smallest sized card if you intend to use it mostly for game saves and the occasional download from PlayStation Network. A game here, a little DLC there...you don't care much for the whole digital craze, and normally delete virtual titles soon after finishing them.
8GB ($29.99): You prefer to have a few downloadable games on file at all times, mostly PSP titles and perhaps one or two Vita offerings.
16GB ($59.99): Extra storage means having room for not only more video games, but also some pictures, music and a movie or two. A great card to have on long plane rides.
32GB ($99.99): Upgrading to the max card means you have every intention of taking full advantage of what PlayStation Vita has to offer. You turn up your nose at retail games, opting for the cheaper digital releases. You take pictures, download movies, listen to thousands of songs and have no intention of deleting content. When a game comes out, it's yours. Not only that, but you plan to enjoy a variety of PSP hits as well.