How Big A Memory Card Should You Get For Your PS Vita? These Game Download Sizes Should Help

With the PS Vita now out in Japan, the Examiner got its hands on a list of PS Vita game and app download sizes from the country's PSN Store. The sizes range from the extremely tiny — 14MB for Nico Nico — to the fairly hefty — 3.1GB for fighter BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend.

As you'd expect, Uncharted: Golden Abyss is up there at 2.7GB, while Ridge Racer is more easily consumable at 561MB.

The Vita's proprietary memory cards come in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. By the looks of these download sizes, it might be worth splashing out for the 16GB or 32GB, especially seeing as Sony has retracted its earlier statement that said PSN accounts were bound to memory cards and not the console.

Here's the full list:

AR Combat DigiQ: Friend Tank Battalion – 220 MB Army Corps of Hell – 598 MB Asphalt Injection – 724 MB BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend – 3180 MB Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die – 121 MB Dark Quest: Alliance – 1057 MB Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention – 1619 MB Dream Club Zero Portable – 2835 MB Dynasty Warriors Next – 1485 MB Everybody’s Golf 6 – 1100 MB F1 2011 – 1435 MB Little Deviants – 869 MB Live Tweet – 5760 KB Lord of Apocalypse – 1427 MB Mahjong Fight Club – 793 MB Michael Jackson: The Experience HD – 1225 MB Minna to Issho: Friend Network – 168 MB Monster Radar – 1640 MB Nico Nico – 14 MB Power Smash 4 – 1241 MB Ridge Racer – 561 MB Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen – 1057 MB Touch My Katamari – 744 MB True Night of the Kamaitachi: The 11th Visitor – 793 MB Uke-torne – 16 MB Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 1350 MB Uncharted: Golden Abyss – 2777 MB

Download sizes revealed for PS Vita launch games and apps [Examiner]


    In a way its good for aussies getting the Vita at a later date.

    It will give the grey market time to build and distribute knock off memory cards that don't carry exorbitant prices.

      Although you then have to be wary of other potential for future firmware updates that might render those knock off cards useless. Didn't MS do something similar that stopped some unofficial 360 accessories from working?

        that was Sony. A lot of the 3rd party controllers stopped working.

          I seem to recall MS doing it too at some point

            M$ did it a while ago. Which is why you pay stupid amounts for a HDD and memory card. I still can't believe that a modern console uses memory cards.

              The 360 has supported using a standard USB memory stick instead of a memory card for saving games etc since a firmware update about a year and a half ago, coinciding with the release of the 'slim' model.

    Does the console come with a memory card, or is it going to be "lol you just spent $350 and can't save your game unless you spend another $50"

      Some of the games support saving on their own cartridge, some don't. And it's Sony, they never include anything like this in the box.

      If you only spent $350 that wouldn't even get you a game either. Why would anyone buy this over a 3ds or even a ps3?

        I sadly agree, this doesn't seem very competitively marketed, sorry Sony, love you and all, but already having a 3DS is a bit of an impediment towards me spending big again :( (compatibility with the PSP has also annoyed me, I'm just gonna get one of those cheap e1000's or whatever consoles for a replacement PSP instead (mine's broke)).

      Best case scenario you will have to wait and see what kind of package deals the different retailers are offering.

      Surely someone will offer a Vita plus a game and a memory stick (instead of a lousy accessory pack) for a competitive price.

        That's what I'm hoping. I'm sure that after a month or two there'll be a deal for that. I mean, who wants some blue earphones?

          Hell well it's the 3rd last month of the year and we still have nothing

    Are we still using those damn sony memory cards? I had 3 and 2 of them just stopped working for my psp. I tried doing a reformat and everything, which worked the first time for one of them but eventually both refused to be detected. It'd be nice if we don't use memory cards that are fragile as glass.

      Nope. These are a new type of proprietary Sony memory card.

    Hopefully they will release some information about their planned high capacity battery for the vita before its release outside of Asia. The currenr battery life is definitely not up to par for a handheld console.

    Wow, UMvC3 isn't even 2gb..

    Day one buy.

    Don't care about the nitpicky complaints people have.

    Day. Fricken. One.

      I agree dude. All this moaning about memory cards. Perhaps if people didn't spend all their time trying to steal games SONY wouldnt be going to such lengths to create proprietry media.

      Anyway, I got a 32gb card from hong kong for 100 bucks. That should do the trick. I'd rather pay for a memory card as an add on than have to buy a second analog nub as an add on lol

    I want a Vita, I really do. But I cant help but think its destined to crash & burn....

      Then use a 3DS. At least they're not region lo--Oh..wait...

        Got a 3DS, 2 of them actually lol

          Lol, impressive xD

      Huh, thier launch catalogue is already almost better then the entire 3ds one.i think it will do just fine. Better hardware, graphics and features will help it along too.

      I want one!

        But the price and the proprietary add ons. And the 3DS is starting to get a decent library. Of course, I'm one of those ass holes that does all their mobile gaming on their phone, so my opinions on these things are moot.

    Wow I was expecting Ridge Racer to be only about 100MB or something. half a gig eh?

      It must be used up getting the announcer to be as obnoxious as possible.


    Can't wait to see the inevitable stories to the tune of "I downloaded a 3.1GB game over 3G, now my Telco want's $4000".

      Think it's actually set up so that if the d/l is over a certain small size, it won't allow it to be done via 3G

    BlazBlue and Uncharted are on the list. Maybe UMvC3...

    I like how the supposed 16 gb memory cards are all really 14 gb i mean wtf is up with that.

    hi there were are the 32,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 byte cards

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