Square Enix’s latest installment in the Final Fantasy/Disney crossover series Kingdom Hearts is set for a stateside release in about 10 days. Unfortunately for Kingdom Hearts fans who recently upgraded to a PSP Go, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will not be seeing a PSN release, at least not anytime soon.
Unlike most new PSP releases, which release a digital download version of the game alongside the UMD release, Birth By Sleep is set for UMD release only, meaning PSP Go owners are out of luck unless they also have an older model PSP. While there aren’t any details as to why Square Enix will not be releasing Birth By Sleep on PSP, there is some speculation regarding lack of sales as a probable cause.
While it is a shame that PSP Go owners seem to be getting the short end of the stick in this situation, the possibility of Birth By Sleep being released on PSN at a later date could still happen, though only time will tell.