What size of memory card does a Vita need?

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#1 Posted by bqefhpasdgpihw (197 posts) -

Any recommendation? It'll be used to save game progress, and keep downloaded games from PSN. thanks

#2 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4184 posts) -
I'd say 16gb would be recommended and 8gb at the least.
#3 Posted by bqefhpasdgpihw (197 posts) -
Thanks. How many downloaded games can a 16g hold and for 8g? For saving progress, does it take a lot of space?
#4 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4184 posts) -
Thanks. How many downloaded games can a 16g hold and for 8g? For saving progress, does it take a lot of space?bqefhpasdgpihw
Saving doesn't take much space, a few kb at most. The download size varies from game to game. There is no definitive answer for that. Gamestop.com advertises the 16gb as being able to hold 4-8 Vita games (keep in mind that most PSP games are much smaller than Vita games).
#5 Posted by robmonga2 (1193 posts) -
The save file concept doesn't make sense to me... why not just have games save to the game card? They're not UMDs anymore, they could potentially be written onto no??
#6 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -
8GB minimum. A 4GB card is pretty much useless, unless you're only going to use it for game saves.
#7 Posted by i-rock-socks (3226 posts) -

i have 32Gs and i need to delete games and pick which games are on my vita more carefully

i say, get the biggest you can afford

#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (30409 posts) -

I got a great deal on Amazon for a 16 GB card for just $40. I have 4 full Vita games and 2 PSP games on it right now with almost 5 GB still free.

#9 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4184 posts) -

I got a great deal on Amazon for a 16 GB card for just $40. I have 4 full Vita games and 2 PSP games on it right now with almost 5 GB still free.

Bigboi500
Wow. I wish I could find that good of a deal. I need to replace this 4gb one quickly.
#10 Posted by JCMac120 (2771 posts) -
The save file concept doesn't make sense to me... why not just have games save to the game card? They're not UMDs anymore, they could potentially be written onto no??robmonga2
You are correct, this can be (and has been) done. A couple games I heard has utilized the game cartridge for saves, but that's few and far between.
#11 Posted by Ovirew (6445 posts) -
[QUOTE="robmonga2"]The save file concept doesn't make sense to me... why not just have games save to the game card? They're not UMDs anymore, they could potentially be written onto no??JCMac120
You are correct, this can be (and has been) done. A couple games I heard has utilized the game cartridge for saves, but that's few and far between.

I actually like it better when games save to a memory card rather than the game itself. When it saves to the game, if you decide to get rid of those games, you need to place each and every single game into your system and delete the save data. And some of those games are harder to figure out how to erase the saved data for than others.
#12 Posted by robmonga2 (1193 posts) -
^ meh. I wouldn't even bother... It's not like it's sensitive information or anything. I just wonder how save files on cards correlate with trophies...