hopefully a SD to vita SD adapter for 2dollars will be released. Or sandisk will make some vita mem cards for half the price of sonys current high overpriced ones. The only thing preventing regular SD cards being used in the vita is the shape of the card slot of the vita
@Ivanhoe I was hoping this too, but the problem is that micro sd cards are not much smaller than the vita memory cards. I'm not sure if they physically can make an adapter. Would love to see it though.
People conveniently forget that Microsoft sold their *propietary* hard drives for the fat 360 for **5 times** what a regular SATA laptop hard drive of the same capacity sold for... (you know, the same hard drives the PS3 uses.)
Their reasoning for not using SD cards is so that they could control the consistency of the developer and user experience since there are so many different speeds of SD cards.
The reason is understandable to an extent. The first hard drive replacement I did for my PS3, I mistakenly got one that had less cache than the HD it came with and I saw the negative effect with load times and especially with video play back off the disc.
Sandisk is the cheapest garbage, I was on a waiting list for the original PSP yellow 1GB sticks, they were over $100 when released, mine died within 2 years, crap memory. Sony sells much more reliable memory and it's worth the money. Out of 3 PSP Sandisk memory sticks the only one that still works is my blue 2GB stick which is the last one i purchased and I don't rely on it for serious media since it might die any moment. My old PS2 and PS1 memory cards all still work perfectly lol. I bought the 32GB Sony card and I'm going to be ready to rock and roll on Vita.
To all you complainers...if you can't afford the Vita, or its memory cards, or its games, or its [fill in the blank], you have my sympathy. However, complaining about it isn't going to make Sony lower its prices. Apple doesn't lower its prices if you don't like them, Microsoft doesn't, [fill in the blank] doesn't either.
You have two options; 1) Suck it up and pay the price to enjoy the entertainment these devices provide. 2) Keep whining and making yourself bitter and miserable while others are enjoying their Vita.
look at it this way...if Sony would have included a 32GB HDD in the Vita I guarantee you the price would be $100 higher. The Vita itself is priced very reasonably and I would even go so far as to say Sony is making only a minimal profit on each one, the memory makes up for that. I paid $300 for my Vita, I would have paid $400 for a Vita with 32GB built in so I would say the price is justified. Once the cost of components for the Vita comes down and Sony's profit margins are bigger on each unit sold we will see the memory cards drop in price.
And that makes it okay for Sony to do the same thing with their memory cards? No, it doesn't. (yes, this card is **5 times** what a regular class 4 Micro SD card of the same capacity sells for. $20 * 5 = $100, which is the cost of the class 4 Vita memory card)
Who cares? Lots of companies do this. Bringing in Microsoft doesn't negate the fact that Sony is price gouging. I hate when the subject is A and you talk about B to secure a fanboy response. I don't have an Xbox. Your comment is irrelevant.