Doesn't the 360 technically use "proprietary" memory?

#1robertwarnes91Posted 2/15/2013 8:55:18 AM
The internet and various video game commentors say the failure of the PS Vita is the result of it using expensive proprietary memory cards. But the Xbox 360 has always used and still uses proprietary hard drives that are way more expensive then the equivalent 2.5 inch SATA you use with the PS3. Heck the Nintendo Wii U evens allows you to use any USB hard drive of your choice.

But this hasn't stopped the 360 from being a roaring success with the public, heck it's taken Sony six years to catch up with the PS3. I'm not suggesting that proprietary memory is a good thing and I definitely believe it's something Sony needs to fix to win more consumers (although I sucked it up at launch back in February in 2012 and bought myself the 32GB). I'm just curious as to why proprietary memory was a non-issue with the 360, but it's the apparently the deal breaker for the PS Vita.
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#2lunchEATSyouPosted 2/15/2013 9:01:31 AM
320 GB xbox 360 Hard Drive: $129.00
32 GB Vita memory card: $100.00

Pretty obvious which one is the better deal
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#3GhetsisPosted 2/15/2013 9:04:22 AM
You do know that you can use pretty much any USB thumb drive or hard drive on a 360, and it'll act as a 360 memory card, right?

No? Oh.
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#4RyuuHou25Posted 2/15/2013 9:04:46 AM
Yes, 360 HDs are over priced, but nowhere near as much as Vitas memory cards are.
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#5AceAndJunpeiPosted 2/15/2013 9:10:58 AM
The 360 doesn't require the HDD to boot games up, unlike the Vita.
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#6wvnative03Posted 2/15/2013 9:18:21 AM
lunchEATSyou posted...
320 GB xbox 360 Hard Drive: $129.00
32 GB Vita memory card: $100.00

Pretty obvious which one is the better deal

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#7L0ZPosted 2/15/2013 9:41:22 AM
You want to talk about overpriced memory? Apple products. You can't even buy a larger memory card for your iPhone you have to buy a new iphone
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#8ejay8320Posted 2/15/2013 10:23:50 AM
wvnative03 posted...
lunchEATSyou posted...
320 GB xbox 360 Hard Drive: $129.00
32 GB Vita memory card: $100.00

Pretty obvious which one is the better deal


Not saying the Vita Cards are a good price... but the price hike for the 360 HDs is no different when comparing to a standard Sata HD.

You can get 1 TB HD for $90 + tax... to get 1TB you;d have to buy 3 x $129.

Either way both are bad prices.
#9j2zon2591Posted 2/15/2013 12:13:42 PM
But the 360 has the software to back it up right?

Isn't this somewhat cherry picking? I'm not being sarcastic or rhetoric.
#10A_Nonny_MoosePosted 2/15/2013 12:17:42 PM
The 360 comes with an HDD as standard though.
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