Sony's expensive memory cards are a bummer, but games purchased digitally will run between 20% and 40% cheaper.
Last week we found out that Sony's proprietary Vita memory cards would be prohibitively expensive. And even did a bit of doomsaying on the subject. Happily, it turns out that there's more to the story.
PlayStation Vita memory cards may be expensive, but the games sold for the Vita will be cheaper when purchased as a download than as a physical copy at retail. Eliminating the need for packaging and shipping spurs cheaper prices - it just makes sense.
The price difference hasn't been nailed down exactly yet. In Japan, the difference is around 20%, but according to a source that spoke to Joystiq, we could be seeing games at a 40% discount.