According to a Japanese report, some Vita games will require a memory card for saving in-game, regardless of if they're bought at digital or at retail.
Via a tweet from 8-4's Mark McDonald, some of the games that will require the feature include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ridge Racer and Hot Shots Golf.
Kotaku Japan has listed which launch titles can be saved to Vita's internal memory and which titles will require a card. The lists are broken down below, and there's no word on whether the listings are official or not, so we'll send a mail.
The following games can saved to the internal memory:
- Asphalt Injection
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- F1 2011
- Dynasty Warriors Next
- Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru
- Dark Quest Alliance
- Army Corps of Hell
- Shinobido 2
- Power Smash 4
- Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend
- Michael Jackson
- Mahjong Fight Club
- Let's Try Bass Fishing Fish on Next
- Lord of Apocalypse
The following titles require a separate card:
- Dream Club Zero
- Disgaea 3 Return
- Hot Shots Golf 6
- Monster Raider
- Ridge Racer
Andriasang reports that Katamari Damacy's save status "is currently TBA."
The handheld releases in Japan on December 17.