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File Sizes For Sony's Vita Launch Titles Revealed

Better get that 16GB card, chaps.

We’ve had a few people asking about which Vita memory card to get when the system launches over here in the UK, and we’ve just got the initial batch of first party games through, which should go some way to illustrate just how large these games can be.

Here’s a quick list:

  • WipEout 2048: 1.6GB
  • Reality Fighters: 670MB
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss: 3.3GB
  • Everybody’s Golf 6: 1.2GB
  • ModNation Racers: 1.4GB
  • Little Deviants: 1GB

That’s over 9GB if you’re just picking up the download versions of Sony’s first party retail games, so you can see that it’s the 16GB that you should be aiming at along with the console itself. Of course, all of the above can be bought on cartridge, and you’ll just need a card big enough to store saved games and patches.

We’ll have reviews of all these games starting very soon indeed.

Please note that the sizes may be subject to change.

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54 Comments
  1. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Looks like I won’t be downloading those anyway, just PSP games really.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 14:52.
  2. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    What’s the biggest one you can get?

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 14:53.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      16GB but you can import the 32 GB from US.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 14:54.
  3. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I’m going for the 4GB (or 8, which is the smallest.) All of my games will be purchased via retail, and though I understand that somewhere down the line I will need more storage for Minis, demos etc, hopefully it won’t take long for a MicroSD adapter to crop up.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 14:59.
    • Watchful
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      I expect there’ll be some on-card DRM on the Vita cards. If so, adaptors are unlikely to appear.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:08.
    • Deathbrin
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      PSP games too

      Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 14:07.
  4. fattyuk
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    glad Im going to the states in July will pick up a handful of memory cards from over there

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:01.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      And the yanks still call the memory cards expensive…

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:20.
      • I talk about games
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        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:51.
      • I talk about games
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        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:58.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        7% tax on to of how ever much they’ll be

        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 17:44.
      • aerobes
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        You’re looking at $59.99c for the 16gb and $99.99c for the 32gb +tax, fatty. Not much cheaper but the choice of a 32gb is a boon.

        @ I talk about games. I live in the US and I’ve never met any American who sounds anything like that and it’s a common misnomer that the US gets everything cheaper. They don’t. Some things are cheaper, some aren’t and having lived on both sides of the Atlantic, from a financial standpoint the UK is far better with respect to the video-game industry.

        Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 04:16.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Good lord, an American accent? Possibly a Bugsy Malone era Moll singing some Ragtime song just before getting Tommy gunned down.
        @Aerobes Indeed, Fuel and Food are the only cheap commodities in the US as far as I am aware, which is in stark contrast to the misconception that most Europeans have of their economy.

        Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 12:26.
    • JesseDeya
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Was that supposed to be an American accent? If you’re going to try to take the piss (and fail), at least get your own spelling in order. Proper.

      Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 03:25.
  5. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    Those sizes don’t look so bad, really. Even with 8GB you could carry around 3 or 4 games, and you don’t really need everything ever on your device.

    If you can afford it, though, definitely go with 16GB, as I hear that game management and storage via your PS3 is a total pain in the bum.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:02.
    • JigsawPieces
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      I wonder if, when you’re taking games on and off a memory card like that, you have to download them fresh each time you want to put them on the card?

      Ideally (for me) anyway you could download them to the PS3 and keep them there, then choose what to load on to the Vita. I’ve no idea if it works like that though!

      Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 14:34.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        That’s what used to be the way with PSP games that I downloaded, but the recent patch ballsed that up.
        Hopefully it’ll let us do it for Vita…

        Comment posted on 14/01/2012 at 14:50.
  6. Omac_brother
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Wow! 3.3 Gig for Uncharted. Got to be very picky and choosy with what you download then if you are going for the digital versions.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:03.
  7. Pitcher-T
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Is there any form off data storage already on the vita or do you need a memory card to do any sort of saving like the psp?

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:06.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Mem card needed, some games will have room on card to store saves.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:50.
  8. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Vita shoulda had 8GB built in from the start.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:23.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Yes, and perhaps there should have been versions with 16GB aswell.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:52.
      • Jakster123x
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        Yup, Sony simply have to make stupid decisions to cancel out their good ones

        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 16:09.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        good ones? o_O

        ^_^

        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 16:47.
  9. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I suppose each time there is some upcoming DLC that content will be patched onto the mem card regardless of whether you are buying the DLC or not, which means even less space left on your card.?

    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:50.
    • Bladesteel
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      If they do that for items you won’t ever see it’s a bad move. One thing is for stuff you might need for online, like DLC cars in an online race if you race against someone that bought one, but if they make us download missionpacks we don’t need it’ll suck.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 18:58.
  10. I talk about games
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    Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 15:56.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      i can’t imagine Vita games needing installs, they’re stored on solid state memory so they probably wouldn’t be an advantage to it.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 16:47.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I don’t know not many PSP games had installs, later in life we could be seeing those for many of the Vitas biggest games.

      I’m sure it won’t be like PS3 with different hardware and all.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 18:00.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        that’s still loading from a disc though, a long way from solid state memory.

        that’s one thing cartridges have over discs, the speed, the disadvantage is the price.
        and of course power requirements, solid state doesn’t need moving parts.

        Comment posted on 13/01/2012 at 18:24.

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