Have you guys noticed the REVIEWS of the card? All 1-star ratings are about "how overpriced" the item is, yet not a single word of how its undeveloped or if it doesn't work properly. I don't own a large card but this is absurd just to low the rating of an Item? Some people =/
I got an 8MB PS2 memory card for $40 at launch (over $5000/GB). My first N64 controller pak (32KB) was $30 which would equate to almost $1 million per gigabyte. Nice to see the prices of memory finally starting to drop.
Sony have stated that they went with proprietary memory cards to prevent piracy. The prices will come down eventually. Heck, I remember when some of the memory stick pro duo cards were over $100 bucks. Sony is planning on releasing memory cards that are larger then 32GB eventually, so prices could go down when that happens.
Bringing up the price of a PS2 memory card from 11 years ago is irrelevant to today's consumers. It's a much more competitive and sophisticated market now.
Nowadays everyone has digital cameras and cell phones and other gadgets that use fast, cheap SD or microSD cards. Sony is crazy to sell a slow 32gb card for 80 bucks, people are not going to accept that! I can buy a fast Class10 32gb SD card here on Amazon for just 25 dollars.
Look at the Vita's dismal sales numbers in the USA (and worldwide), the sky-high memory card pricing is partly responsible for that...
And now the small group of Vita loyalists are getting ecstatic over Gravity Rush, an OK game that rates maybe 7 out of 10.
And the point is? The first computer my family bought was about $1,500; it had the processing power of a graphing calculator, but it was state-of-the-art at the time. Technology and the market moves on.
Comparable memory cards cost $20-$30. Unless imprinting the word 'Sony' on a chip costs $50, consumers are being hosed. The fact that Sony has done it for years isn't a defense that would sway many juries.
Oh, and they're trying to combat piracy? Can I get memory at a fair price if I show the receipts for the games I own, all purchased legally? I didn't think so. Don't expect me to foot the bill for software thieves. I'll just play something else.
Yea, this is a retarded point. When the ps2 came out flash memory actually warranted the price sony was charging. Today that's not the case. Also MS price gouging on hdd's really has nothing to do with anything. That's like saying in essence "Microsoft rips you off on internal storage, so its ok for sony to do so." However the old add-age "2 negatives don't make a positive" (obvious smart-ass trolls with comments about math aside), and 1 bad thing shouldn't ever be used to rationalize another one. Also people on here doing the 360 comparison forgot to mention that Microsoft now allows you to use any fat32 usb for usb storage up to 32gb, using 2 devices that's 64gb all without spending a dime on overpriced Microsoft crap.
People making even older comparisons fail even more cause, like most people on here said, cost of storage goes down with time, not up. For example a point by point tear down of a post making poor justifications based on 360: "add up all the money you pay for the hard drive, (we covered the hdd already) wifi adapter(everyone makes this comparison but always fail to mention the 20gb ps3 at launch which had no wifi at all, and no way to add it for the same price as the 20gb 360) batteries for the controller (im just gonna lol on this one) an xbox live subscription (optional and lets face it PSN's free offereing isnt all that great and even sony fanbois admit it) and the hd-dvd add on (if you got suckered into that one)..." (which fyi wasn't actually a bad deal, when comparible HD-DVD players were on sale for $300+ the xbox's $180 addon was a great deal, we are talking about a video game console, not a dedicated media player after all)
"Have you guys noticed the REVIEWS of the card? All 1-star ratings are about "how overpriced" the item is, yet not a single word of how its undeveloped or if it doesn't work properly. I don't own a large card but this is absurd just to low the rating of an Item? Some people =/ " Yes there are comments about how under-developed it is, with it being roughly = to class 4 microSD this means the card is actually costing ~4x what it should, and as such 1-star reviews are warrented.
At the end of the day, nothing will change unless people simply wake up and refuse to be ripped off. Luckily this is happening with vita, thank god.
Sony!, you no longer get to be anti-consumer, now you're at our mercy.
(speaking about sony's dire financial state, with regards to credit rating downgrades, huge operating losses in the billions for 4 years running, and the latest "God of War" failing to sell its needed numbers.)
Why do people get the idea that just because you're continuously abused you should bear it and not complain. People have to complain and vote with wallets and send a clear message. It works to send negative feedback.
Case in point - Sony PS4 reveal vs Xbox One console. Look at the positive pr Sony is getting because they're not doing the stupid things ms are doing