It’s very important to mention one thing first and foremost. This is a PoC till now but that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t become a reality sometime.
What’s this game card adapter?
Yifan Lu, in a video released a few hours ago, showed us all a microSD adapter via the game card slot. Credit for this adapter goes to xyz and motoharu.
This is a great thing for people who own a Fat PSVita without 3G or a Slim PSVita as those weren’t able to get the miniPCIe adapter that Yifan Lu crowdfunded a short while ago. In the description of the video, Yifan explains that this is just a proof of concept, which means there are no plans to produce as of yet.
That being said, it means that it’s possible to expand your storage via the game card slot and possibly still keep your expensive Vita memory card that you already own! The proccess is demonstred on what looks like a stock Vita Slim so it shows that no extra hardware is needed for Team molecule’s PoC. The PoC uses some extra software to get it to work and the adapater looks pretty make-shift so it means that this is in very early stages so don’t hold your breath as it won’t be released any time soon if ever.
While Yifan has said there are no release plans right now, that doesn’t mean that we’ll never have this adapter come to light. Eventually, someone may decide to pick up this work or team molecule may decide to do another crowdfunding run. If something does get crowdfunded, it’s recommended you pledge your money quickly as the Vita 3G MicroSD adapters sold like hot cakes! Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled 🙂 Below is the video to feast your eyes upon!
Article image is from TechnoBuffalo via Google Images
Update from wololo: the article initially stated this was Yifan Lu’s work. This is actually work from xyz with software patches from motoharu.
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