One of our biggest gripes with Sony’s PlayStation Vita was (and continues to be) its ridiculously over-priced storage. Although the newer slim models have a built-in 1GB memory, the default Vita required a specifically designed card, ranging from 4GB to 64GB in size.
Half a decade after the handheld’s launch, these higher storage cards are still hard to get hold of. Although 64GB should be enough for all your gaming needs, you’d be hard pressed to find one for under £100 here in the UK and Europe.
One Vita hacker, Yifan Lu, is currently working on a solution. As some of you will remember, the original OLED screen models had built-in 3G, allowing Vita users to go online wherever, whenever. Lu has devised an adapter that replaces the 3G modem, allowing gamers to use a MicroSD card instead of Sony’s own range of cards. The immediate benefit here is the cheap cost of MicroSDs, prices starting from just a few quid.
Of course, there are caveats to this exploit. The adapter will only work on hacked 3G-capable Vita units running HENkaku, meaning those running on firmware 3.60. Installing the adapter also requires users to take apart their console and replace the modem manually. Although Lu is confident the adapter will work, it’s still in its prototype phase.
For more information, you can visit the project’s official Indiegogo campaign where it recently passed its initial funding goal.