All they'd have to do to fix the issue is put memory in the box. Doesn't have to be the world's largest amount. If you're not going to allow many games to even function without one, include a small amount with the purchase and let consumers go out and buy bigger amounts if they so desire.
Of course it's all about making money, but the PSP was a failure for a long time before it finally started to make a profit. I would learn from my mistakes and try to make sure my next product (What was the name of that digital PSP? Didn't that shit fail? So the lesson applies even harder?) is a safe investment.
Hell, let's face it, I might enjoy owning a PS3, but I bought that thing right when Sony finally started to realize that bullet in their foot wasn't gonna heal itself.
I hate buying games that are already cut into so many pieces that I don't get the whole product. The same crappy philosophy shouldn't apply to the machine I need to run them on with the exception of OPTIONALLY upgrading it.
No, it's really a better idea for both. To be fair, I've honestly waited long enough with the 3DS to finally justify a purchase if I really wanted to, since it's a lot cheaper than it was even only half a year ago. It's got more games than the Vita and I guarantee you the Vita will drop in price the exact same way within a year of release, given the state of the market. There's really no point in having bought the 3DS or buying the Vita right out of the gate. Shit will only get cheaper and better for the Vita like it has and will for the 3DS.
Rather than adopting one of the many memory card formats readily available on the market, Sony is launching a special proprietary format for use in the PlayStation Vita. A format so magical it'll run you anywhere from $29.99 to $119.99 at GameStop.
With memory cards having dropped in price drastically since the launch of the PSP, I figured the little storage miracles weren't something my wallet would have to worry about too much for the launch of the PlayStation Vita. With every game for the new system available as a downloadable purchase, I was fully prepared to stock up on huge memory cards to hold every little bit of entertainment I could get my hands on. At these prices, maybe not.
GameStop is currently listing four models of the proprietary card for preorder, starting with the $29.99 4GB flavor and scaling on up to the massive $119.99 32GB model. That's $3.75 per gigabyte, for those of you playing along with your operating system's calculator.
The launch line up of the Vita and memory card pricing revealed
Spoiler for Launch line up and prices:
SCEA Launch Day Titles
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
Launch Window Titles
MLB 12 The Show
Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles
Army Corps of Hell Square Enix, Inc.
Asphalt Injection Ubisoft, Inc.
BEN10 GALACTIC RACING D3 Publisher of America
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance Ubisoft, Inc.
Dynasty Warriors Next Tecmo Koei America Corporation
F1 2011 Codemasters
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Lumines Electronic Symphony Ubisoft, Inc.
Michael Jackson The Experience Ubisoft, Inc.
Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only) Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Rayman Origins Ubisoft, Inc.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only) Drinkbox Studios
Touch My Katamari Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition Sega of America
Launch Window Titles
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention NIS America, Inc.
NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Ridge Racer Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Silent Hill Book of Memories Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted 505 Games
Also, every PS Vita system will be packed with six AR Play Cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games called AR Play via the PlayStation Network. All first party games along with a selection of accessories and third party games will be available for purchase a week early (Feb. 15) in conjunction with the availability date of the First Edition PS Vita Bundle.
For those of you looking for a complete solution, a Starter Kit will be available for $39.99 (MSRP), which includes a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth. Standalone Memory Cards will start at $19.99 (MSRP), providing plenty of options for storing games and save data, videos, music, photos and more.
Product Name Release Date MSRP
4 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $19.99
8 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $29.99
16 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $59.99
32 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $99.99
Starter Kit with Memory Card February 15, 2012 $39.99
In-Ear Headset February 15, 2012 $19.99
Carrying Case February 15, 2012 $19.99
Travel Pouch February 15, 2012 $19.99
Protective Film (2 pack) February 15, 2012 $9.99
Card Case February 15, 2012 $5.99
Cradle February 15, 2012 $19.99
Portable Charger Spring 2012 $49.99
AC Adaptor February 15, 2012 $14.99
Car Adaptor Spring 2012 $14.99
USB Cable February 15, 2012 $14.99
A year and counting as far as I'm concerned, nothing has come out at all I'd buy on the 3DS if I had a 3DS at full price.
Honestly, neither system has an impressive lineup of games, maybe I just miss the GBA and DS/PSP days where great RPGs came out practically every week, but I can count on one hand every game I'd be even tempted to buy on either system.