Square: No plans to release Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep on PSN

Saturday, 28th August 2010 20:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Square Enix has confirmed Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will only be released in UMD format.

Sorry PSP Go users.

While it’s been rumored for quite some time to be the case (via IGN) Square has confirmed it to be true, finally, without explaination, only saying this:

“Square Enix, Inc. currently has no plans to release Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep through the PlayStation Store.”

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep will hit retail on September 7 in the US and September 10 in the UK.

Thanks: Joystiq, BecauseIToldYouSo.



  1. Phoenixblight

    Sony really screwed the pooch with their PSPGo especially if the Developers are not on the same page.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    That’s a… really strange decision.

    Why the hell would you willingly choose to avoid more sales?!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    are you surprised? sony themselves cant treat the psp go right let alone 3rd parties XD

    srsly psp go is the biggest bomba of the last couple of generations (apart from the dreamcast i guess)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Aimless

    Whilst I’m used to games companies making weird decisions, I can’t see a single advantage for S-E in forgoing a digital release.

    Perhaps it’s a licensing issue? I’m at a loss otherwise.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Sooooooony…….you’ve got some es’plaining to do!!!!!!!!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gama_888

    haha, i planned on purchasing a psp go, pretty much for this when it came out, saved myself a few quid there then :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Amir Mirzaee

    Is that Roxas?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gama_888

    @7 no
    holding the keyblade backwards.
    its ven or aqua or w/e their names were xD

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Crysis

    both the PSP Go & 3000 cost too much, the 3000 is the same as the 2000 with a different screen(from my view-crappier) & includes a free mic, is that all?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    I dont get it, this decision literally makes no sense whatsoever. Seriously, i cant imagine a single advantage to this. Screw the PSPGo sales being low, people also download games for their ‘standard’ PSP’s.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    It easily could be because Sony charges more to use the PSN system than just going with the UMD.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Sony fucked up plain and simple. Major ass fucking for anyone who bought a PSPgo wanting to buy this game. Unless Sqaure/Enix is simply holding out for more money from Sony…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Nozz

    This is a very strange decision. I feel bad for PSP Go users interested in this.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    That leaves me a bit fucked, what with a PSPgo.

    #14 4 years ago

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