Initially, it was assumed that Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep would release for both PSP-3000 and PSP Go owners. It would be a logical plan of action, yes?
But it seems Square-Enix may not be making the promising action/RPG available via the PlayStation Network. This rumor has been popping up all over the Internet during the past 24 hours and according to one Japanese source cited by Joystiq , Birth by Sleep won't be digitally available due to "copyright issues." This information comes from Magunus' Twitter page, where he says he recently attended a PlayStation event and learned of this unfortunate decision while in attendance. However, there's no official mention of this anywhere so one should probably take this with a grain of salt. This is one of those games that would – theoretically – be quite popular amongst the handheld crowd, and that most certainly includes all new PSP Go owners. It'd be one thing to not release it in UMD form in an effort to promote the new all-digital handheld, but to leave it off the newest portable iteration…? Why?
We'll let you know if either Square-Enix or Sony clears this up any time soon, but we certainly expect a response. Don't leave PSP Go owners out in the cold, guys.
Related Game(s): Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep