Neoseeker : News : Vita supports custom game soundtracks, 720p videos
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Xenctuary Dec 2, 11
In other words, the proprietary format was chosen to shake out more money from customers.
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nnnddd101010 Dec 2, 11
Yeah lol. The memory cards are too expensive, and looks like another dick move by Sony. But you have to remember that Sony is probably selling the Vita for a loss, and they have to try to make money somewhere. $250 seems kinda pricey (it was too much for the 3DS), but the Vita is even more expensive to make, and to me, $250 is a fair price for what you get. That's always been Sony's problem, I think. They try to be on the cutting edge of technology, but that either drives the price up (like launch PS3's) or they are forced to sell it at a loss (like the Vita, and I think at some point after the $700 price and before the components becoming cheaper, the PS3 as well).
Also, some games have their own storage. Kinda confusing as to how the two will work, and Sony hasn't really elaborated.
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Fatal Error Dec 2, 11
They don't need to support Flash on Vita because of HTML 5, but that will still take some time to spread throughout the web.

As for the memory cards, well...they'll drop in price eventually. We all know they aren't that expensive to create, so I don't think Sony will be able to keep the prices jacked up for long. At the very least though, they should have MicroSD slots that can be used for storing music and video specifically, as it wouldn't require as much security (though to be honest, they could also just use SD cards as they're supposed to, reducing any need for a propriety card).
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Reenee Dec 2, 11
quote Fatal Error
(though to be honest, they could also just use SD cards as they're supposed to, reducing any need for a propriety card).
True but not everyone is savvy about the nuances of SD cards. It takes a minute to learn about SD Class speeds but many won't bother to look into it.
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Fatal Error Dec 2, 11
Yeah, everyone did piss their pants when Windows Phone turned out to actually use the "Secure" part of SD...though then again, that's also because they were only able to remove the security through a Maemo phone, I think.
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Hellfire29 Dec 2, 11
How long do you think it'll take for a card to come out with a micro-sd slot in it?
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Reenee Dec 2, 11
quote Hellfire29
How long do you think it'll take for a card to come out with a micro-sd slot in it?
That is going to be tough to determine because Vita memory cards are nearly the size of a microSD card.
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nnnddd101010 Dec 2, 11
I really hope either Sony lowers the price on these, or some third party makes fake memory cards...
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MPA Dec 2, 11
Well..I'm worried about Vita sales and functionality; at the moment, 3DS is more open towards multimedia entertainment than Vita
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fudgeboy Dec 2, 11
quote Reenee
quote Fatal Error
(though to be honest, they could also just use SD cards as they're supposed to, reducing any need for a propriety card).
True but not everyone is savvy about the nuances of SD cards. It takes a minute to learn about SD Class speeds but many won't bother to look into it.
eh? please explain?
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Grimdark Dec 2, 11
Will be interesting to see if this will stop homebrew.
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ashantiqua Dec 3, 11
well, a vita + mandatory memory card is simply not worth that kind of money.. for me at least.
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CrazedGeek Dec 4, 11
Is there really any reason they couldn't have just used Memory Stick Duos or M2s?
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Field Marshal Dec 4, 11
I reckon that Vita will strat with a slow sales becaues of too many limitations and money-making motives behind the handheld console!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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