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PS Vita to require memory card, ship without Flash support?

updated 09:25 pm EDT, Wed October 26, 2011

Users may be forced to buy proprietary card

Sony's PlayStation Vita will reportedly ship without Flash support and force most users to purchase an external memory card. The company has confirmed that some games may be programmed to store data on an external card, preventing users from playing the titles unless an external card is plugged into the handheld console.

The Vita uses a proprietary memory card, rather than enabling users to pick up an inexpensive microSD card. Prices in Japan are said to start at 2200 yen (~$29) for a 4GB card, while the 32GB card carries a 9500 yen (~$125) price tag, according to a Kotaku Japan report.

Aside from the memory card requirement, sources have told Weekly Famitsu the device will not support Adobe's Flash technology when it arrives on the market. The integrated browser will be able to present JavaScript 1.7 and some HTML5 content, however Flash support is said to be an uncertain possibility for future firmware updates.

The PS Vita is scheduled to arrive in Japan before the end of the year, with US availability slated for February.[via Gamasutra]



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