PS Vita 16GB Memory Card Accessories
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PS Vita 16GB Memory Card Product Details
Released on 22-Feb-2012
Please Note: The PlayStation Vita memory card is required to play games.
Use the PlayStation Vita 16GB Memory Card to store games, game save data and photos.
The world in your hands: introducing the PlayStation Vita
Once upon a time, the idea of video games you could put in your pocket was all that was needed to get us excited. Back when Nintendo released the first GameBoy, its blocky monochrome screen was as cutting edge as it could get. Today, we're inundated with games wherever we go. We can play them on our phone, on our laptop, on tablets and TVs. Portability isn't quite the selling point it used to be.
So where next for the gaming giants looking to innovate? Nintendo put its chips on 3D with the 3DS, but Sony has taken a different track for its next handheld console: pure muscle.
The PlayStation Vita began life as a follow-up to the PSP, but quickly evolved way beyond its family tree. Driven by a processor that rivals the one pulsing away inside the PlayStation 3, the Vita is easily the most powerful handheld console ever created. That alone would make it worthy of attention, but Sony has gone above and beyond in its quest to create the ultimate device for hardcore gaming on the go.
For the purist the Vita boasts twin thumbsticks, two tight and responsive little controllers that mean any game that works on a DualShock will be equally at home in your hand. It has an eye on the future as well, with a crisp five inch touchscreen on the front, as well as a second touch pad on the rear. Two cameras pointing forward and backwards ensure that wherever reality-based gaming goes in the future, the Vita will be ready for it.
And, in keeping with the online world that gaming now inhabits, it's a completely connected device. Whether you opt for the basic WiFi model or the always-on subscription based 3G model, the Vita will not only cater to your downloading needs, but will use its clever Near system to hook you up with other players and deliver fresh content directly into your pocket.
The Vita is also compatible with existing PSP games, though you'll have to download them from PSN rather than using your UMD discs. Perhaps even more exciting, software updates mean you'll be able to remote play your PS3 games using the Vita - either as an optional controller, or by streaming the game direct to the device.
We're all susceptible to a spot of hardware fawning, but the plastic and chips are really only the gateway. What we really want are the games, and here the Vita really shows what it can do. With one of the strongest launch line-ups in console history (Sony reckons its the best array of launch games they've ever offered) you won't be short of things to do with your new toy.
Topping the ust havelist is Uncharted: Golden Abyss, a fully-featured Nathan Drake sequel that looks and plays every bit as good as Uncharted 3, yet fits in your hand. One play with this bad boy and you'll never settle for a half-hearted handheld spin-off again.
WipEout 2048, Ridge Racer and ModNation Racers: Road Trip should scratch that racing itch. Whether you like your action serious or silly, fisticuffs fans can insert themselves into the brawl with Reality Fighters, while traditional action junkies can also get their dose of vitamin bullet with hardcore shooter Unit 13.
Sony clearly realises that gaming tastes are more eclectic these days, however, so as well as the expected shooting, fighting and driving titles there are quirkier offerings, such as physics-warping adventure Gravity Rush, bizarre platformer Escape Plan and charming mini-game compilation Little Deviants.
It's a wonderfully varied array of games, covering every conceivable genre, so whether you're in love with the sheer grunt of the hardware, looking to recreate the PS3 experience on the move, or just eager to play some of the most innovative games around, there's no shortage of reasons to be excited about the PlayStation Vita.
With the release of Sony's PlayStation Vita less than a month away, we're taking a sneak peek at some of the biggest and best games that are lined up for launch. We've never seen a better choice of games for a handheld launch, so choose carefully - or just treat yourself to all of them - when you come in to collect your shiny new Vita!
You can't get a much bigger headline act for your new console than the next outing for everybody's favourite adventurer Nathan Drake. Golden Abyss is an epic journey for our wry hero and it even manages to give the PlayStation 3 a run for its money in the looks department. There's of course a lost city to be investigated and - with the long-overdue inclusion of two analog sticks on the Vita - gaming on the move has never felt so much like playing at home.
Frantic lap-time competition hits the Vita with ModNation Racers, a game that features some of the most fun and furious racing around. What really makes this game special though is the community's devilish creations, all of which are available to download and share with your friends. If you like to let your creativity shine, this is a game that offers much much more than just a quick race around the block.
As one of the most popular gaming series on the PSP, another outing for Everybody's Golf was a no-brainer on Sony's part. It's already leading the sales charts in Japan and is a must-buy for those who like their sports games to lean more on the side of good arcadey fun than serious simulation. Don't expect a walk in the park though - the game may not aim for realism, but it still offers up acres of challenging gameplay that will keep you competing for months.
The game that sold a million PlayStations and brought gaming into the mainstream is back and looking incredible on the Vita's gorgeous 5 inch screen. As a prequel to the original game, WipEout 2048 looks at the origins of the high-speed anti-gravity racing league and includes ten blisteringly fast original tracks. As well as a beefy game in its own right, the title will also support cross-platform play, allowing Vita and PS3 racers to compete for glory together. This is definitely one to use to show off the horse-power of the Vita to your envious friends.
It's impossible to even think about releasing a console these days without a hopeful shooter franchise leading the charge. Amazingly, we only got our first look at this beautiful third-person military game when it was announced in November last year. The good news is that it's shaping up very nicely indeed. As with Modern Warfare, the game offers a number of scenarios for players to take on, from dispatching terrorists, to intercepting drug traffickers and gunrunners. You'll be spoilt for choice in the role you take too, with options to be the sniper, technician or soldier on the battlefield, to name just a few.
Little Deviants is very much Sony's answer to the kind of bite-sized portable gaming that's become so popular in recent years. It's also a fantastic showcase for the Vita's extensive features. Plentiful use is made of both the front and rear touchscreens, the Vita's gyroscopic functionality and, yes, even the microphone when you're tasked to make a total fool of yourself in public and sing your way to victory! A real treat for mini-game fans, this will offer up no shortage of chuckles for you and your friends.
Now this is where things get really interesting for Sony's latest box of tricks. Using the Vita's fancy technical magic, Reality Fighters lets player really put themselves in the game while fighting opponents on the backdrop of whatever happens to be in front of the Vita's screen. Once you've captured an image of yourself, you can customise your fighter even further by choosing from 16 different fighting styles that range from break-dancing to ballet. Ridiculous, fun, and ever-so-charming, this is one game that never plays the same twice. The action can be scaled up or down too, so players can fight like ants on the pavement, or as 30-foot monsters on the horizon.
Once upon a time, the idea of video games you could put in your pocket was all that was needed to get us excited. Back when Nintendo released the first GameBoy, its blocky monochrome screen was as cut…
With the release of Sony's PlayStation Vita less than a month away, we're taking a sneak peek at some of the biggest and best games that are lined up for launch. We've never seen a better choice of ga…
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