PS Vita 3G 16GB

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gaming MoneySaving
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Emmamumof2Emmamumof2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gaming MoneySaving
So my son has an old PSP console that is on its last legs, for his B'day we've decided to get him a PS Vita
We've bought this
http://www.very.co.uk/ps-vita-3g-console-with-free-little-big-planet/1040936292.prd


3G/Wi-Fi with 16gb memory card and voucher for some games


My understanding (which is limited) is that you use your voucher to download games to the memory card -


Now his sister is going to want one for her birthday - we want to be able to mix games between the two consoles - I obviously want a different 'package' to get some different games -


Does it matter if I get the 8gb memory card for hers like this one


http://www.very.co.uk/ps-vita-8gb-console-with-lego-mega-pack-and-8gb-memory-card/1393279382.prd?_requestid=629247


Only this seems to be an 8gb console and 8gb memory card - does that mean the console can only download 8gb of games to it without needing extra memory card storage?


Once the games are downloaded to the memory card and its full to capacity do you have to buy further memory cards if you want more games?


Sorry if this is all very basic and dumb but we're used to the old discs that slip in the back of the console!


I basically have bought the first linked console and want to know which to buy if I want to buy a second but with a different package of games....does it need to be a 16gb console?

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  • RobTangRobTang Forumite
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    The Vita has no on board memory, it ether downloads stuff on its memory card or games you buy at retail are physical vita game cards which you can swap a'la the UMD discs from the psp.

    Saved games and anything downloaded need to be stored on the memory card.


    Downloaded games can ONLY be used on a single PSN account, so if your children have different accounts they cannot share memory cards. Additionally the Vita is somewhat infamous of not liking you switching memory cards, so its not really a good idea anyway.


    Its probably best in your case to stick to physical copies of the games where possible and buy as large cards as possible initially.


    Just as a side note the first one you listed is a 1st generation one and I think the other one you listed is a 2nd generation one (slim),
  • davidtijandavidtijan Forumite
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    This is a fabulous machine that my 7 & 10 year love. The graphics are the best around for a hand held and the full vita game available are spot one. The game on this mega pack are great for my girls and on a more adult theme wipe out.
    Never find fault with the absent
  • Emmamumof2Emmamumof2 Forumite
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    RobTang wrote: »
    The Vita has no on board memory, it ether downloads stuff on its memory card or games you buy at retail are physical vita game cards which you can swap a'la the UMD discs from the psp.

    Saved games and anything downloaded need to be stored on the memory card.


    Downloaded games can ONLY be used on a single PSN account, so if your children have different accounts they cannot share memory cards. Additionally the Vita is somewhat infamous of not liking you switching memory cards, so its not really a good idea anyway.


    Its probably best in your case to stick to physical copies of the games where possible and buy as large cards as possible initially.


    Just as a side note the first one you listed is a 1st generation one and I think the other one you listed is a 2nd generation one (slim),



    Okay so basically, doesn't essentially matter if I buy get the 8mg or 16mb 'cards' with the package and I should keep those cards with the machines they were bought with so as not to 'confuse' the PS Vita - and anything downloaded can only be used with the machine/account its downloaded for -


    I guess the kids can switch machines if they want to play the different games/ Ill not tell them they can play each other if they have the same guy!!!! That is really helpful thank you for your comments - we are new to the newer versions of these machines - re: the fact that the first one I listed in a 1st generation - this is the one I already have - is this any 'less' of a machine than the slim version?


    Thanks again!
  • maurice28maurice28 Forumite
    206 Posts
    Emmamumof2 wrote: »
    I guess the kids can switch machines if they want to play the different games/ Ill not tell them they can play each other if they have the same guy!!!! That is really helpful thank you for your comments - we are new to the newer versions of these machines - re: the fact that the first one I listed in a 1st generation - this is the one I already have - is this any 'less' of a machine than the slim version?


    Thanks again!

    The new, 'slim' version actually does have some onboard memory, 1GB I believe, so if you had an 8GB memory card for it you would have around 9GB of space on it.

    The 'slim' is obviously slimmer and, apparently, easier to hold for longer as a result. However, I don't think the screen resolution is as sharp on the 'slim', but whether that would be noticeable I'm not sure. I certainly wouldn't think it should put you off for that reason alone.
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