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Just because you found the PSP to be awesome and some else didn't doesn't mean they have poor taste. It just means Sony didn't live up to their expectations.

I was just annoyed when I posted that, but to respond to the second part: That's not true, except on an individual case by case basis. Obviously for me they exceeded all expectations and a bag of chips. I would say since PSP was by far the most successful competitor to a Nintendo dominated handheld market they did pretty well as a whole, and obviously established themselves enough to set up a second console release, which looks very promising btw.
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Typical Sony, always screwing over customers to make a quick buck. This is a perfect example of why I don't buy Sony products.
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The question I have, is does the memory card price REALLY break the deal for all of you complaining about the price? That's THE one reason why you wouldn't pick up the system day one?
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The question I have, is does the memory card price REALLY break the deal for all of you complaining about the price? That's THE one reason why you wouldn't pick up the system day one?

Not for me. For me, this just illustrates why I never buy systems on day one. When I do finally buy this, there will be plenty of games, the system will be cheaper, and there will be third party alternatives to these ridiculously overpriced flash memory cards.
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This is the same crap they pulled back in 2004 with the PSP. I remember the 1GB memory stick costing something like $130 back then. Today you can get a measly 2GB memory stick duo for cheap.
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Hey Sony.... how is UMD, Memory Stick, and MiniDisc working out for you? rolleyes.gif
Haven't you learned that consumers hate properitary formats for specific devices?


Really? Have you ever used a CD, or Bluray before? Guess who pushed those. Risk nothing gain nothing. Not all of those succeeded but some of them should have being superior, like mini-disc and betamax at the time.

This is different. We made performance gains with blu ray and cds. We aren't gaining anything with this new memory price hack. Now I will have to buy another adopter.

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The question I have, is does the memory card price REALLY break the deal for all of you complaining about the price? That's THE one reason why you wouldn't pick up the system day one?
Yes, it completely kills the prospects of my buying the Vita. I'm not spending 500 at launch to set up an adequate system. Black Friday had 64GB sd cards for 49$, their 32 is 5x more expensive per GB.
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Sony defends something that they own the license on and has an incredibly high gross margin for them? Who would've thought? If Sony was doing it only for the reasons they were talking about, rather than for money, they'd drop the prices on them so they didn't make much money off of them.
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Yes, it completely kills the prospects of my buying the Vita. I'm not spending 500 at launch to set up an adequate system. Black Friday had 64GB sd cards for 49$, their 32 is 5x more expensive per GB.

But you don't even need a 32 gb card, it's not a digital download only console, you can buy everything on physical media and store your saves on a 4gb card until the prices go down.

I really have a hard time believing this would kill it for anyone who was already interested.
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I really have a hard time believing this would kill it for anyone who was already interested.

This is what I was getting at. People who have a real interest in the system probably don't care enough to moan about it like those that have no interest and want to just bash Sony/A Console/Something they think their phone can do.
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