Gamestop prices Vita Memory Cards and Accessories

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  1. prowler
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    4GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $29.99
    8GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $44.99
    16GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $69.99
    32GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $119.99
    PlayStation Vita AC Adaptor - $19.99
    PS VITA Armor GameCase - $7.99
    PS VITA ArmorShell - $12.99
    PlayStation Vita Car Adaptor - $17.99
    PlayStation Vita Card Case - $9.99
    PlayStation Vita Carrying Case - $19.99
    PlayStation Vita Cradle - $19.99
    PS VITA Crystal Custom Case - $19.99
    PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset - $19.99
    PS VITA Nerf Armor - $17.99
    PlayStation Vita Portable Charge - $49.99
    PlayStation Vita Protective Film (Two Pack) - $14.99
    PS VITA Pull N Go Folio - $29.99
    PlayStation Vita Starter Kit - $29.99
    PS Vita Starter Kit - $24.99
    PS Vita Trigger Grip - $17.99
    PlayStation Vita Travel Pouch - $19.99
    PlayStation Vita USB Cable - $14.99

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  2. Foxi4

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    Wow, wow, wow - those are hefty!

    I demand an SD adapter immediatelly/I demand bundles with free memory cards rather than games. 120 bucks for a 32Gig? Puh-lease, in your dreams Sony/Gamestop/Whoever's idea this was between the two.

    And $15 for a USB cable? Really? Is it made of gold?
     
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  3. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Ridiculously expensive.
     
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  4. Satangel

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    What are the odds the prices go down in 1/2/3 years from now? Will they drop like the microSD prices keep dropping, or will Sony just keep ripping us off?
     
  5. Foxi4

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    All due respect, but for the price of the memory card I was going to buy I could buy half-a-PS3, and that's never a good sign. I hope knock-off memory cards or adapters surface soon, because this is REALLY unreasonable. It's not like the memory cards are lined with diamonds, it's just a proprietary FLASH chip in a plastic box and some leads. Get your s*it together Sony, you're shooting yourself in the foot with prices like that.
     
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  6. Hop2089

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    Japanese prices for memory cards in the US, why the hell is this happening?

    USB cable being $15, bull, I can buy 2 decent cables for the same price.
     
  7. Foxi4

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    They damn should, seeing that they're based on the same technology.

    My guess is that Sony wants to cash-in on the early buyers - the first wave of consoles always sells best, and it's hard to buy a console without any memory at all, that'd be kinda pointless. Thank god I'm no early bird, I'll take my time with this purchase like I'm taking my time with the 3DS.
     
  8. prowler
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    They have got their shit together, this is where most of the profit comes from. Memory cards and accessories.

    Have you seen Microsofts trap with the 360?
    Buy the 4GB 360 console and you're fucked, you can't use other hard drives since they limit you to 8GB per drive and you're forced to buy the over priced hard drive.
    And the controllers, they have two different packaging for the same controller (360 and Windows) Windows one is cheaper than the 360 one.

    It's the standard now.
     
  9. Foxi4

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    My point was that with overlypriced accessories they may scare off some buyers, like myself. I'm not going to buy the VITA in the first wave, and I was going to earlier. There's a difference between a high price and a clear scam.

    As far as the 360 is concerned, regardless of the hard drive you use, J-Taggery is common place nowadays. In fact, where I live there are certain stores that deal exactly with that sort of thing. Yes, they're legal "as long as they're not providing their clients with pirated copies of games, just modification". Gray Zone, y'see. ;)
     
  10. emigre

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    Someone send an SOS out to Sandisk.

    Damn gaming is an expensive hobby.
     
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  11. NiGHtS

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    I suppose this is how Sony can afford to keep the Vita itself so cheap >_
     
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    Wow.
     
  13. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    if that's the prices in the USA then I wonder what the prices in Europe will be.

    ouch.
     
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    Good old Sony :)
     
  15. Ravte

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    Wasn't there a talk about PS Vita games racking up 8gb of space? If so, I don't see any point in buying 4gb cards,,,,,
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I believe they meant the size of the game itself on its cartridge, not the size of the save file.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    See the difference?
     
  17. prowler
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    Yeah but that's for retail games. PSN games could be much smaller.
     
  18. GameWinner

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    The hell!? A 4GB flash drive is like $8, I know they are 2 different items but still...
     
  19. KingVamp

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    You could wait and play your games 'till prices drop. Oh wait...
    32GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $119.99
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    Don't forget your Sony ear/headphones, case, battery packs, book bags, game case, skins,carrying bags and more

    :tpi:
    Ok, I'm done.

    Seriously tho, they could at least give us some on board memory. It wouldn't push up the price to much, would it?


    @prowler :glare:
     
  20. prowler
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    KingVamp, you try too hard.