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Some Vita Games Won't Require A Memory Card

Square's storage solution.

During TGS Sony announced a range of memory cards for its upcoming portable gaming system, the PlayStation Vita. Though many of us are accustomed to this mode of storage, having owned PSPs in the past, the ludicrous pricing had a number of prospective customers frustrated, a 32G card currently billed at £80.

Though we expect third party manufacturer’s and card adapters to make the storage process much more affordable, for some PlayStation Vita game there will be an option to keep save data on the game card itself.

Square’s Army Corps of Hell is the first title we know of to sports this cost-effective feature. When quizzed over the memory card icon printed on the game’s cover, the official ACoH Twitter was quick to reply and the image was amended.

It’s worth taking note that this feature only applies to a retail, physical copy of the game; downloading Army Corps of Hell in itself is due to eat up at least 2GB of memory.

Source: Andriasang

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21 Comments
  1. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    All hail Vita….

    Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 20:51.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      Nah, too much effort involved. ;)

      Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 20:58.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Interesting. But i really hope Capcom doesn’t implent their famous one copy, one playthrough policy on their games.

    Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 20:59.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      hmmm, seems kind of set-up for that to be an option for devs

      Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 21:38.
    • PoorPaddy89
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Surely they couldn’t do that with downloadable titles? You could just delete your save game.

      Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 22:03.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        capcom’ll find a way.

        Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 12:15.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        They could as all it takes is a small change to the code. :-/

        I really hope they don’t do it though as i like getting a game and not having it already completed for me.

        Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 15:44.
  3. kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Good to hear :), Won’t buy a official sony memory stick so hopefully some weeks after the release we will see some third party.

    Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 21:03.
    • Smallville2106
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Yeah keeping my fingers crossed for that. £80 is too much imo.

      Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 21:07.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        yep, its quite a bit, shame they went their own way but that’s normal for Sony

        Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 21:36.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Are the new cards just Memory Sticks in a different shell or do they allow (necessarily for the Vita possibly) a higher rate of data transfer?
      They’re too expensive either way. I’m sure the retailers will do some deals but i bet it will be for the smaller capacity cards.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 01:48.
  4. eye8have9you3
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    thought this was confirmed back when the vita was announced? also thats the worst title ever

    Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 21:47.
    • Jakster123x
      Member
      Since: Aug 2011

      Yeah, I thought so too.

      Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 22:22.
  5. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Sony should make sure all devs make their games save on the gamecard. The game itself looks like Pikmin, but not cute. At all.

    Comment posted on 30/09/2011 at 22:34.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    I really doubt Vita download sales will be high, especially if Sony go with the daft pricing of the current PS3 releases. A little card should do the job, you can get 16GB for the PSP for under £20 if you visit an airport!

    Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 10:43.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      lol at the catch to the £20. I’m just hoping that by the time I gather enough money for the Vita there will be some cheaper cards available.

      Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 11:24.
  7. job
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    the vita has two mc slots. one for the game card and one for memory expansion. do they use the same card type ? i was hoping my pro duo’s would be used for memory expansion.

    Comment posted on 01/10/2011 at 17:29.
  8. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    I’m not sure why this is a story. Sony have already stated that the Vita game card will come with 10% reserved for DLC and game saves. So they’ve already stated that you don’t require a memory card to save saves.

    Only question is will this save be tied to your PSN ID or is it tied to the memory card?

    As for the pricing of the memory card, well we don’t know enough to see why it’s priced that. People keep comparing to cheaper memory cards but forget that that means excessive loading times. Have having one standard for memory cards means uniform loading times.

    Comment posted on 02/10/2011 at 11:06.
  9. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Are there Vitas with included storage like a go? Or do you _have_ to buy a memory card anyway?

    Comment posted on 02/10/2011 at 12:42.
    • colmshan1990
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      No internal storage, so a memory card will have to be bought.
      Although Sony might do what they did when they launched the PSP in Europe, and put a 32mb card in the box, just so you can save your games.

      Comment posted on 02/10/2011 at 12:53.
  10. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    This all reminds me when back in the day all we had was a cartridge with our saved games on them.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2011 at 09:42.

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