Sony continues with their stranglehold on proprietary formats with their up and coming handheld console, the PS Vita. Just what plagues this yet to be released device at the moment? Well, it seems that games specially programmed for your future handheld console will save your progress to an SD card-like external storage, or onto the cartridge itself – and you will not be able to have any other option apart from those.

Just in case you think that you are willing to fork out some money for a game but definitely do not have any more dough left over for a memory card, you might want to skip a few more meals after reading this. It seems that titles for the PS Vita that require an external save option will need a memory card before it is playable – of course, downloadable content also comes into play here.

I guess all these are just growing pains of a new console, and perhaps by the time Valentine’s Day arrives next year, you are willing to overlook all of these perceived “offences” by Sony and still pick up the PS Vita anyhow.

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