PS Vita Slim internal storage not usable with a memory card

When the PS Vita Slim was announced several weeks ago during Tokyo Game Show, many Sony fans got excited on the slim design and the internal storage built into the hardware. The idea of having at least 1GB of internal storage is a good idea as it doesn’t force people to buy a memory card to play retail games. Well, if you are thinking of putting a memory card in to further expand the storage space you have, you will be disappointed to find out that you will only be able to use the space on your memory card and not the internal storage.

Earlier today, my PS Vita Slim finally arrived and with the anticipation to try it out immediately, I put in my memory card so that I can start transferring my games. Hoping that I will be able to use that extra 1GB of internal storage, a prompt saying that the internal storage will not be usable when a memory card is inserted appeared. Boy, I was disappointed since I was hoping that I would be able to get that 1GB on top of my 32GB memory card.

Hopefully future firmware updates will allow PS Vita Slim owners to access both the internal and external storage simultaneously.