If there’s one thing that annoys consumers about certain Sony products, it’s got to be the company’s use of proprietary memory sticks. Well, it looks like Sony hasn’t learnt their lesson with the PlayStation Vita. In case you didn’t know, the Vita will store files on Sony-branded memory cards instead of going with something more common like microSD, and like the Sony Memory Sticks of yesteryear – they aren’t going to be cheap.
Prices for the memory cards have been announced by GameStop and they don’t look very pretty. Here’s how much they’re going to cost you: 4GB: $30, 8GB: $45, 16GB: $70, 32GB: $120. While the Vita is going to be available in sizes of up to 32GB, it does have a stronger emphasis on downloading complete game files which can easily take up multiple gigabytes. No word on whether prices of these cards will drop, but let’s hope so. What do you think of the Vita memory card pricing?