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Sony has “no plans to further lower” PS Vita memory card prices

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Those proprietary memory cards will still set you back a pretty penny

Sony has confirmed it currently has “no plans to further lower” PS Vita memory card prices.

One of the main issues with the value of the PS Vita is the sky-high prices of its proprietary memory cards that are required to store games on.

Although Sony slightly reduced the prices of these Vita memory cards last year, you’ll be forking out a premium for the purchase.

Currently, the minimum you can pay for a PS Vita memory card is as follows: 4GB - £9.50, 8GB - £18.99, 16GB - £24.99, 32GB - £42.99.

However, you won’t see another official price drop from Sony any time soon.

“The [Vita memory card prices] were lowered last year. No plans to further lower them, but it’s one of the many things in the value equation to look at”, PlayStation UK boss, Fergal Gara said speaking to TrustedReviews.  

Sony announced the PS Vita Slim for the UK earlier this month, which now comes with 1GB of internal storage in an attempt to help kickstart your Vita gaming experience.

Although the internal storage is handy, don’t expect to fit any AAA titles like Tearaway or Killzone: Mercenary into that 1GB. For any blockbuster titles you will need to purchase a memory card.

“We’ve looked at lots of different areas at various times. The cost of the machine, the cost of the games, the types of games that are available, how Plus adds value, memory cards and maybe at some stage. We’ll let you know when we do.”

Obviously, the main use for the Vita cards is to download the PlayStation Plus titles onto every month. Anyone with a PS Plus subscription can download around two new games each month for free, and Sony says the service is a strong content source for Vita gamers.

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