Dead State came in at $332,635 of $150,000). Pulling in all but the final stretch goal. As Soul said though...............not coming out for another year and a half at least (if it is released on time). I am glad it was funded, but the timeline dampens the joy.
How much are the memory cards? Why the f*** can't they keep using Memory Stick Pro Duo? Oh, no proprietary enough, eh? HA HA.
Can you watch MP4 videos on it like with PSP, or is that locked down?
The memory pricing is insane. Keep in mind, you MUST have a memory card to play any retail or PSN games. Going from 4-8-16-32 GB the current Amazon pricing is $16-$24-$46-$81 new. I haven't read the articles, but the posts on message boards have indicated that even though the prices are high the read and write speeds are sub-par. I haven't noticed any drawbacks from this slower speed though. They probably dropped the Pro Duo because it is so large compared to memory today (and why not create another revenue stream? SOB's). You can put videos on the VITA and watch them, I think I use m4v files. Not real sure, I'll have to look at my handbrake settings.
Back to address the original question.............I am only disappointed by the pricing strategy by Sony. The actual unit is nice, but if I didn't have as much expendable income I would have to pass. The entrance price is high.
I did receive my 32GB Vita memory card today. At $50 I still feel I overpaid, but it is better than Amazon's $82. It is used and didn't come in any impressive packaging. It was taped to my invoice inside an appropriately small box, though the box looked to have been used a couple times. I dropped it into my Vita and BAM there I had 29GB of free space. Unless the hacker/pirate/thieves have figured out how to trick the system menu already, it is legit. I got it at webuy.com . Supposedly they have small secondhand shops in some of the big East Coast cities. Take that for what it's worth.
BTW, I used Paypal so I would have a chance for recourse in case I got ripped off, I also used my CC as the funding source so I would have two shots at making it right if it went wrong. The paypal page came up in Spanish, I just changed the es to en in the address bar.
Mine was delivered today as well. Truly gorgeous. The many many many hours of work put into this project is appreciated by myself and many others here. A heartfelt thanks to all of you that were involved in making this possible.