Originally Posted by shadowlock
The article doesn't say that it the memory is proprietary (yet)--just external. The picture of the flash memory looks like a standard SD card with Playstation/Sony/Vita branding on it. Sony hasn't clarified whether it is proprietary or not.
True, but not sure why Sony wouldn't want to include their own memory card branded format on a Sony device. I'm guessing that like so much else about the device, they're not really revealing these kinds of details until launch.
EDIT: After some research, it turns out Sony announced at TGS that Vita will
be using proprietary storage, and here are the prices they announced for Japan:
- 4GB 2,200 yen (ÂŁ18 )($29)
- 8GB 3,200 yen (ÂŁ26.40)($42)
- 16GB 5,500 yen (ÂŁ45.40)($72)
- 32GB 9,500 yen (ÂŁ78.30)($120)
And folks at some other gaming forums are posting images of surveys they were sent by Sony asking how much they'd be willing to pay (in American dollars) for proprietary storage. The prices are similar to the above prices in yen.