Fergal Gara, SCE’s UK managing director is taking a few clues from the Vita launch in Japan by securing larger sized memory cards for UK gamers.
Gara told Eurogamer at the UK launch event about his plan to get bigger memory cards in the hands of gamers as soon as possible, saying “we’ve already gone to secure bigger size cards to bring them into the UK market.”
He went on to point out that they hadn’t anticipated such a large number of gamers who prefer downloading games over purchasing boxed copies, despite the huge problems with the 4GB card.
It’s early days. Before it comes to market you just have to guess what people are going to want. We thought they’d want a lot of 4GB cards just as the minimum, and then they buy packaged media.
But actually, the way it’s going is, many of the early adopters are clearly going to download a bit more, or just want to buy the big chip in case. It’s going to evolve. But we can certainly see they want bigger cards.
Among the options Sony currently has available, the 32 GB card is the only one that currently isn’t in the UK, so it’s safe to assume that European gamers will be able to get their hands on this larger memory option in the future (why they didn’t offer it to start with is unknown). Here’s hoping we’ll see a 64 GB option down the line as well.