If you have plans to purchase a 32GB Memory Card and live in Europe or one of the PAL territories, then those plans have been derailed as it has been confirmed that the 32GB Memory Card for the Playstation Vita will not be available at launch in those territories. This was confirmed when the card was not listed in a post on the European Playstation Blog.
The post also confirmed the varied pricing that was confirmed for North America. Here is the list of prices for some first party titles that will be launched alongside the handheld on 22nd and 23rd (Australia and New Zealand) of February. These are retail prices, not download prices, which should be cheaper:
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss – €49.99/£44.99/$69.95 AUD/$89.95 NZD
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95AUD/$69.95NZD
- Everybody’s Golf – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95AUD/$69.95NZD
- WipEout 2048 – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95AUD/$69.95NZD
- Unit 13 – €39.99/£34.99/$54.95AUD/$69.95NZD
- Little Deviants – €29.99/£24.99/$39.95AUD/$54.95NZD
- Reality Fighters – €29.99/£24.99/$39.95AUD/$54.95NZD
Here is the pricing of the three available Memory Cards:
- 4GB Memory Card – €19.99/£17.99/$26.95AUD/$34.95NZD
- 8GB Memory Card – €34.99/£31.99/$44.95AUD/$59.95NZD
- 16GB Memory Card – €49.99/£44.99/$64.95AUD/$84.95NZD
These accessories will also be available at launch:
- AC adaptor – €9.99/£8.99/$12.95AUD/$16.95NZD
- Portable charger – €49.99/£44.99/$64.95AUD/$84.95NZD
- USB cable – €9.99/£8.99/$12.95AUD/$16.95NZD
- In-ear headset – €19.99/£17.99/$26.95AUD/$34.95NZD
- Starter kit – €24.99/£21.99/$34.95AUD/$44.95NZD
- Travel kit – €29.99/£25.99/$39.95AUD/$49.95NZD
Despite a lack of a 32GB Memory Card at launch, it doesn’t rule out an eventual release in these markets. However, once that 32GB card does release, expect to put down quite a bit of cash. Not so for AR cards, as six will be bundled with every Playstation Vita. AR cards were not included in the Japanese launch models.
For the plans of North America, check out this article.