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SanDisk Ships Memory Cards Tailored For Handheld Gamers

SanDisk Ships Memory Cards Tailored For Handheld Gamers

We've always heard that wherever there's a will, there's a way. That's exactly what SanDisk believes, as its newest memory card lineup targets gamers who actually think a specially labeled flash card will work best in their new handheld. Of course, we can't fault the marketing here--we're sure it'll work to some extent, but largely this is just new memory sizes with new labels (and a price tag to compensate).

The new 16GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) is being hailed as the perfect accessory for the flash-only PSP go, while the 32GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards are compatible with the original PSP. Finally, the 8GB SDHC card looks to add storage to Nintendo's DSi system. Honestly, each of those respective systems can utilize any flash card so long as it's the right format, but if having a matching label matters much to you, these are the ones to get.



 16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) Gaming Card

The 16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card doubles the amount of storage space available to PSP go system users. The card offers a convenient means of storing downloadable games, movies, TV shows and music. In addition, SanDisk offers a gaming compatibility pack (GCP), sold separately, which includes a Memory Stick Micro M2 to Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter and Mobile Memory Stick Micro M2 reader. The GCP allows gamers to use the SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 card in other Sony M2 compatible devices or in Memory Stick PRO Duo readers, as well as transfer media between certain Memory Stick Micro M2 mobile enabled devices and a personal computer via a USB slot.

32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo and SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Gaming Cards

SanDisk also introduced a 32GB1 SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card for use in the Sony PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 systems. The card is fully compatible with all Sony products with Memory Stick PRO Duo card slots, including Sony Cyber-shot® cameras and Sony Handycam® camcorders. In addition to expanding storage for PSP system users, SanDisk has introduced a 32GB SanDisk Ultra® Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ memory card. This high capacity, high performance card enables photography enthusiasts to take their images to another level with 30MB/sec* read and write speeds. The card is well-suited for shooting in full HD video mode, recording up to 240 minutes** of full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 15 Mbps.

8GB SanDisk SDHC Memory Card for the Nintendo DSi System

SanDisk also unveiled the SanDisk® SDHC™ card for the Nintendo® DSi™ system. Offering up to 8GB1 of removable memory, the card gives gamers a convenient means of saving and quickly transferring their photos between the Nintendo DSi system and a computer. The card also allows gamers to take advantage of AAC music playback and voice recording capabilities. Gamers can load the memory card with their favorite songs or musical creations and listen to them on the system.

Pricing and Availability

The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card for the Sony PSP go system is shipping now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 16GB1 and is available at retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. The SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card is shipping worldwide now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 32GB1. Exact pricing for the Memory Stick Micro M2, SDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be set by retailers. The 32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card will be shipping worldwide in October. Currently available at North American, Latin American and European retailers, the SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system comes in 4GB and 8GB1 capacities.

Product   Capacity   MSRP (Exact pricing to be set by retailers)

SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 Gaming card and Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter

  2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB   $27.99, $44.99, $74.99, $142.99
SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card   2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB   $27.99, $44.99, $65.99, $119.99, $229.99
SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card   2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB   $32.99, $49.99, $76.99, 145.99, $279.99
SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system   4GB, 8GB   $32.99, $47.99

Gaming Compatibility Pack (GCP)

  N/A   $17.99



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They did this with the Wii...and were quite successful, so why not for other games?

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