There has been an uproar about the high costs of the Playstation Vita memory cards that were revealed by Gamestop recently. With the 32GB stick going for the ridiculous price of US$120, Sony has to go on the defensive. So, why are consumers going to pay for higher memory stick prices compared to other cards on teh markets? Sony puts it to two things: equality for all Vita owners and security against piracy.
With the first point, Sony’s Division 2 Software development head Muneki Shimada told Impress Watch that they wanted to have an even playing field for all of potential Vita owners. He assures that these are high quality cards with fast read times. His second point echos piracy concerns. He has a right to be concerned too, as the Playstation Portable was a prime target for piracy.
These are the costs of the Playstation Vita memory cards:
4GB – $29.99
8GB – $44.99
16GB – $69.99
32GB – $119.99