NGP has no Internal Memory

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  1. Sully99
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    I saw this earlier and thought it deserved its own topic.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/03/ngp-game...m-for-save-dat/
     


  2. Rafinesque

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    This isn't news. Neither the PSP nor Nintendo DS have any internal storage either. Your title is misleading. "Memory" and storage aren't the same thing.
     
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    If its going to compete with iPhone, Android, Xperia etc it should have internal memory.

    If its going to be pushed as a media player it should have internal memory.

    I think most people expected it to come with internal memory, at least to use with music, video, media etc.
     
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    It must have Internal Memory of some sort. Where is the firmware going to be stored in?
     
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  6. RupeeClock

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    Argument of memory vs storage aside, what you said was only half right.

    The original PSP and Nintendo DS lack internal storage, as do the PSP 2000/3000, and the DS Lite.
    But the PSP Go and DSi/XL, as well as the Nintendo 3DS offer internal storage, at least for basic things such as storing games software, saves data and photos.
     
  7. dib

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    Either way, two and four gigabyte memory cards for the media will be far more expensive than UMDs. I can't help but wonder whether they'll be passing that expense to the customer.

    The fact it's not storing internally makes perfect sense considering how that would affect the price. The difference is that phones are very expensive but made cheaper because they sign you to a contract and recoup over the long term. Very few people would buy the PSP2 or the 3DS if they cost as much as an iPhone.
     
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    i was hoping someone rational would come along. thanks to dib for using common sense.

    iphones cost 800 dollars, people. don't forget that.
     
  9. twiztidsinz

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    Apple also jacks up the price of the iPhone, making a (decent) profit. There isn't really a discount for the iPhone with contract...
    The only game system manufacturer that makes a profit on their consoles (so far) is Nintendo. Other system manufacturers sell their consoles at a loss and make a profit on the games.
     
  10. DSGamer64

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    Yeah but even without internal storage, that means Sony is going to bend you over backwards for that 32 or 64 GB Memory Stick Micro card just to store downloaded games.
     
  11. KingVamp

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    (If the PSP2 or the 3DS was to get to $800+)What stopping them from making a contact or plan of some sort?
     
  12. Splych

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    i'm sorry , but i haven't really been following NGP announcements but ,
    did they announce what kind of storage they would be using ?
    i mean like what type ; MicroSD , memory stick . . . ?
     
  13. dib

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    It's a completely apt comparison. It's common knowledge that one of the major reasons Sony decimated the N64 is because cartridges were more expensive to produce than CDs, even though they dwarfed the capacity of Nintendo's media.

    Your point about Micro SDs is moot because there is nothing to suggest Sony will use that format. If anything, past history suggests they will not.
     
  14. twiztidsinz

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    I used MicroSD as an example. Typically MicroSDs are more expensive than standard size SD cards.
    I don't think Sony is going to make the same mistake of using proprietary Memory Cards like the MagicGate ones that are prohibitively expensive given that Flash Memory is so cheap.
     
  15. vhunter

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    I'm pretty sure these will come bundled with a memory stick or whatever format they're gonna use. I wouldn't expect more than 4gb memory stick for the basic ones though.
     
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    Dib, shit changes.

    The first Blu-ray RW drive was over $600.
    Now they can be had for $100.

    Medium costs go down as time goes on and production ramps up. As twiz said you can grab a 2Gb SD for a few bucks retail, they cost much, much less to produce now than when they did years ago.
     
  17. shakirmoledina

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    possibly another strategy to keep the price as low as possible. They must have removed many "under the hood" things to keep the price low. I cant say the internal memory is that important but it would be a plus point for the customers but i bet customers will go for UMDs and SDs
     
  18. Hypershad12

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    Well, some will like it, and some won't. As for me, it won't really matter too much, until it starts to be a problem.
     
  19. DeadLocked

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    Not really an argument for downloading the games if they come out on the same day and at the same price then since it takes up quite a lot of memory per game and will inevitably take up to 4 hours or more for some people.

    And @ article, i've downloaded games for iphone as large as 900mb

    Think I'll have to do with PSP go for a while then and wait for a new console with some memory (I know I'll crack)
     
  20. mudassirul

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    so they're using cartridges this time! that should help with loading times