PlayStation Vita: Memory Cards VS Internal Memory
Which games are going to require that you buy a separate memory card?
PlayStation Vita developers have access to two areas for saving games: either the game card's internal save space, or external memory card. Not all games can save to internal memory, though. A few games will require that you have an external memory card in order to save.
Kotaku Japan has provided a breakdown of which launch titles can be saved to internal memory and which will require your own card. Just a warning first: they didn't say where they got the information, so it may not be official.
According to Kotaku's report, the following games can save to the internal memory on their game cards:
- Asphalt Injection
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- F1 2011
- Dynasty Warriors Next
- Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru
- Dark Quest Alliance
- Army Corps of Hell
- Shinobido 2
- Power Smash 4
- Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend
- Michael Jackson
- Mahjong Fight Club
- Let's Try Bass Fishing Fish on Next
- Lord of Apocalypse
The following will require a separate memory card:
- Dream Club Zero
- Disgaea 3 Return
- Hot Shots Golf 6
- Monster Raider
- Ridge Racer
Katamari Damacy's save status is currently TBA.
Of course, the distinction between internal saving and memory card saving only applies to those who pick up the retail versions of games. If you want to download games, external memory is your only option.
Vita uses a proprietary memory card format, so if you do find yourself needing a memory card, you should brace for a higher-than-usual gig to yen ratio (for specifics, see this story.