updated 09:25 pm EDT, Wed October 26, 2011
Users may be forced to buy proprietary card
Sony's PlayStation Vita will reportedly ship without Flash support and force most users to purchase an external memory card. The company has confirmed that some games may be programmed to store data on an external card, preventing users from playing the titles unless an external card is plugged into the handheld console.
The Vita uses a proprietary memory card, rather than enabling users to pick up an inexpensive microSD card. Prices in Japan are said to start at 2200 yen (~$29) for a 4GB card, while the 32GB card carries a 9500 yen (~$125) price tag, according to a Kotaku Japan report.
The PS Vita is scheduled to arrive in Japan before the end of the year, with US availability slated for February.[via Gamasutra]