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PlayStation Vita Memory Card 64GB (PCH-Z641J)
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2014
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Let me get this out of the way first: I despise Sony's proprietary price gouging with a fiery passion. For this much money, you can buy a decent 120GB SSD. But I digress. This card will display 59GB when you look at its storage capacity on the Vita itself. I've included an explanation at the end of this review on why your card will read 59GB when you put it in. For those of you who don't want to read all of it, 59GB is what is displayed and this is not incorrect, nor is saying that it is 64GB wrong, it's just a common deceptive practice in today's digital storage market.

This card, despite being a Japanese import, works just fine on American PS Vitas. What you are buying is a direct Japanese import, not a card that's been localized for North America. I'm using it on my NA PCH-2000 and I've played games from it, it works just fine. The amount of data on this card makes it a far better deal than all the other cards, and you'll never realisitcally fill this thing unless you're a Vita junkie and have a ridiculous number of games from PSN downloads. I put 5 PS Vita games (Borderlands 2 with all DLC, Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Soul Sacrifice, and WipEout 2048) and 3 PSone classic games (Front Mission 3, FFVII, and FFVIII) on here and it's only taken up 9GB of space. You can get by on the 32GB card, but I'd rather not have to worry about disk space, especially for a relatively minor increase in price comparatively speaking. Swapping cards is frustrating on PS Vita, mainly because it requires you to completely reboot, it's nothing like PSP. However, that's on the Vita's end, not this card's.

An explanation on digital storage sizes:

The card holds 64GB measured in metric units as opposed to binary units. What's the difference you ask? This is a fairly common practice that many people misunderstand. This thing will display 59GB to your console, despite the fact that it is in fact 64GB. Why? It's not because 5GB is allotted to "formatting" (it doesn't take 5GB to do that). 64GB is measured in metric units, meaning it is measured as 64 billion bytes, since giga- means billion. In computer architecture, measurements are based on binary units, meaning each power of 10 is actually 10 bits, which is 2^10 = 1024 Bytes = 1kB. Expanding this, 1MByte = 1024kBytes = 1,048,576Bytes, and 1GB = 1024MB = 1,048,576kB = 1,073,741,824Bytes in binary units. However, in metric units, 1GB = 1,000,000,000Bytes. The difference is then 1,000,000,000/1,073,741,824 = 0.931, so metric measurements allow them to display sizes that are actually 7% smaller. If you do the math, 0.931*64GB = 59.6GB, so it's 64GB in metric (what they write), 59.6GB in binary (what the computer reads). This is a common business practice and is how literally every form of digital storage is marketted nowadays.
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183 of 207 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2013
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I feel that I should write a review on this due to the other review posted that was negative. 1st off the card works great, the card doesn't offer a full 64gb of memory but it does give 59gb. I ordered this from japan and it arrived shortly and works great on the American vita models, it has all of the space I need and more.

In reference to the other person who feels that the card costs as much as the system, someone probably ordered a few and is raising the price by a large margin. These cards will only cost about $100 when they are released in the USA, the one card available through amazon prime is setting prices that are unreasonable, $175 is far too much however I was able to get one for $125 through Hananoiro Shop.

If you need the space then I would say to get this card, if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask.

P.S. I've noticed that a lot of people have been giving this product negative reviews, I wanted to just tell people that these guys aren't upset because the product is faulty or defective but they gave it poor reviews because they are unhappy with the price.

Update 3-18-2014 Ive already filled up my card and ill be buying a second one, I still recommend this product greatly and I wanted to inform people that certain games will take up a lot of space like the release of Final Fantasy X for the PS Vita which takes up a whopping 6.6GB, I do agree its overpriced but I need another one and Im just grateful that they make a card this big since the original PSP maxed out at 32GB, hopefully in the future they release an even bigger card around 128GB but im fairly certain for this format that they wont and if they did it would be over $200 easy

Update 7-13-2014 The vita can play certain PS1 games such as MGS1, to transfer them youll have to buy them on your ps3 and manually sync them with a USB cable
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2013
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I paid $120.00 to never have to worry about memory space on my Vita again. Considering that the 32 GB card is $99.99 regular, it's not that bad of a deal. Still very expensive for the amount of space you get compared to a regular SD card. Got it imported and it works perfect on my US system. FYI you only get 59 GB.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2014
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I previously owned a 16GB card for my Vita, upgrading from the 4GB card the unit came with. However, as a Playstation Plus subscriber, I quickly found myself running out of room on that card too. After learning that this 64GB card works with any Vita despite only being available in Japan at the moment, I decided to take the plunge and quadruple my space once again.

The card itself is outstanding, and hasn't given me a single problem. With 59GB of usable space, it can easily hold every single free game released on PS+ thus far, with plenty of space remaining for other Vita/PSP/PS1 games and media. No more deliberating on which game to delete...at least for now.

Having said that, on to the obvious negative. I know everyone's pointed it out before, but Vita memory cards are quite expensive. That's still very much the case here, but this card is easily the best in terms of dollars per gigabyte. A 32GB Vita card is usually about $80; this card has double that space for only about $30 more.

Bottom line: this is the kind of card the Vita always needed. Vita games can be up to 4GB in size, and those smaller cards aren't going to cut it if you get a lot of games digitally (i.e., if you're a Plus subscriber). If you're upgrading your card, though, might as well upgrade to this one. It's pricey, but it's also the best deal on Vita memory you can get right now.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2014
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I had a 32 gb chip and was running out of room. Now I don't see that Happening for at lease for some time. I did keep a hold of my old chip just in case, but it found that it is a real pain to switch between the chips. Vita must be turned completely off and when the new chip is in you loose all the arrangements you had setup with the apps
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2014
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while prices are ridiculously high, compared to current U.S. prices for (1) 32gb ps vita memory card, its completely worth it. there was a point where the price was on sale for for the 32gb unit ($40 usd, not amazon) during the 2013 holidays, but that quickly, and I mean QUICKLY, sold out.

Since I prefer my games digital, and for portables, dislike carrying around a collection of games, I made the jump on this. coupled with a ps plus subscription, all the free games already available and more to come, this item is well equipped to hold them all. yes, you could get a smaller card and hold only what you will play and delete it once its done and rinse and repeat, but just having an entire collection ready to play is very satisfying.

unfortunately, I do not see this coming to the U.S. anytime soon, since the current models just received a price cut (which isn't much, but hey), and the 32gb currently standing at $80 usd msrp, if we follow the logic of pricing, this would theoretically be at $160 usd. which sounds unrealistic, but remember that when the 32gb first came out it was $100.

If and when it does come out, at a more reasonable price point hopefully, I highly recommend getting this IF you prefer your games digital. But at the current prices of importing this item, at $110-130 it was still a worthwhile purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2015
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When it first arrived it worked perfectly fine, I loved it. However, I only used it for a week or two before I took a break from my Vita. Picked my vita up again a couple months later and it doesn't sense the memory card at all. I popped a different memory card in (my 8GB) and it worked perfectly fine. It's pretty upsetting that I spent $100 on this (at the time) and used it only a handful of times - not to mention all my save files! I want to play my Vita, but I'm scared to buy another one after the quality of the first product.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2014
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Worked great...............at first, but 2 month later my vita wont recognize the card at all, although it does my other 8gb card, complete waste of money :(
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2014
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I'm in the United States Navy and I bought this because I'll have a lot of time where I can't carry around a ton of games, and this is perfect for that situation.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
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This memory card has a lot of memory and I can play as many games as I want. Delivery was fast.
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