SanDisk Ships Flash Cards For Gaming Portables

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Milpitas, Calif. - SanDisk today announced new additions to its line of flash-memory cards for handheld video game systems.

A 16GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) card is compatible with the Sony PSPgo system; the 32GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and PRO-HG Duo cards are for the Sony PSP; and the 8GB SDHC card is for the Nintendo DSi system.

"Many of the new portable gaming systems offer substantial downloadable content for gamers to enjoy, and our gaming memory cards give consumers the added storage capacity they need," said Tim Sutton, SanDisk's gaming product marketing manager. "Downloadable games for the PSP system can consume more than 700MB of memory each, not to mention the large file sizes of movies and TV shows which boost demand for expandable storage."

The 16GB Memory Stick Micro M2 card doubles the amount of storage space available to PSPgo system users, according to SanDisk. A gaming compatibility pack with a Micro M2 to Memory Stick Pro Duo adapter and Micro M2 reader is also available separately. The bundle allows gamers to use the Micro M2 card in other Sony M2 compatible devices or in Memory Stick PRO Duo readers, as well as transfer media between certain Micro M2 mobile-enabled devices and a personal computer via a USB slot.

SanDisk's 32GB Memory Stick Pro Duo card is 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 Handycam camcorders.

In addition to expanding storage for PSP system users, SanDisk has introduced a 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo memory card with 30MBps read and write speeds allowing the storage of up to 240 minutes of FullHD (1,920 by 1080p) at 15Mbps.

Also new, the 8GB SDHC card for the Nintendo DSi system allows gamers to transfer photos from a PC, AAC music playback and voice recording.

The Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card for the Sony PSPgo system is shipping now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 16GB.The 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 company said.

The 32GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo card will be shipping worldwide in October, and the SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system, in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is available now.


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