Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:35 PM
INCOMING WALL OF TEXT, AND RANT.
I'm still going to complain about the memory card prices. Heck, I'll complain about the current sizes as well because not only is the pricing stupid, so is the current set of memory sizes for the device, if I want to play games (as in, more than a handful), especially for a device that seems to so actively encourage digital downloads; No way in heck am I going to get a 4gb or 8gb memory stick if I get a Vita, I would get AT LEAST 16gb even if I was being cheap (32gb would probably be ideal for me). If you were to buy Uncharted: Golden Abyss as a digital download you'd use more than half of a 4gb (it's 2.7gb), buy something like Lumines and you'll be saving the rest of that stick for pretty much save data only, maybe some MP3s for the heck of it. And....chances are, you'll stop using the Vita in no time if that was the case.
For my PSP I originally used a 4gb, guess what? I used all of it in no time and I didn't even buy too much stuff off PSN (I think I bought Prinny, FFVII and Undead Knights....well, the last one was free thanks to Sony. Terrible game btw) and prioritized physical copies. So I eventually got myself a 16gb (which was thankfully $40, ironically, the same price as the original 4gb was) and the suited me fine even if I used most of it. Granted, I gave a lot more love to the PSP than most, but the thing is that Vita is a more powerful device, which will mean bigger games especially further down in its life span, but even then there is some hefty games that were also on PSP that you can get on PSN (Like Peace Walker. The best data install alone for the UMD was pretty big, I bet the full PSN game is pretty big, including the free dlc.).
You can argue about just buying physical but you'll probably miss out on a bunch of solid games regardless (like PSN only, or if you want to catch up on PSP games), or have to outright ignore PSN sales because you are so hard-pressed for memory all the time, which is dumb and shouldn't be the case. Sure, those lucky can transfer from PS3 or PC, to the Vita or vice versa if you want to fight the memory stick battle, but personally, I don't think I should have to alternate stuff back and forth on a portable device like this. I think it's silly to buy the system right now with the current pricing structure, unless you are crazy for new gaming tech, but that's just me. And I was the self proclaimed handheld fanboy for the PSP and DS, back in the day (until they kind of just...stopped releasing games last year, but that's my own silly lament.).