updated 06:10 pm EDT, Fri October 21, 2011
Downloaded games and data may need extra RAM
When gamers pick up a Sony PS Vita when it ships in Japan in December or the US in February, new owners will probably have to pick up some extra memory as well, according to tips. Although the gaming console comes with built-in memory, Jin115 understood it probably won't have the enough capacity to save data from many games. The needed external memory is proprietary and is expected to be expensive.
It is not just a matter of just game play data. Downloaded games can not be stored on the internal memory. They must be put onto an external memory card, even if there is room on the on-board RAM.
Sony's new memory for the Vita is expected to cost as much as three times as much as the cost of conventional flash memory. [via SlashGear]