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PSP Go Owners Have (Kingdom) Hearts Broken

The much criticized PSP Go has just given the naysayers another piece of ammunition against it with the news from Square Enix that the surprisingly normal sounding Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep will only be released on UMD and not the Playstation Network’s PSP Store. This means, of course, that owners of the PSP Go won’t be able to play this blockbuster game at all.

The PSP Go was Sony’s reaction to the rampant piracy that plagued and still plagues the original PSP, thanks to relative ease of ripping information off UMDs. Now, Square Enix is the one who “currently has no plans” to launch a digital release of the game, but it stands to reason that Sony would want to work with them to ensure all of their customers get a chance to play this game.

What do you think about this? Should Sony step in? Do you own a PSP Go and will this affect you at all?

Source: 1Up

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6 thoughts on “PSP Go Owners Have (Kingdom) Hearts Broken”

  1. I don’t own one, but I’m about to buy a GO and lemme say, this is a big factor in my decision.

    Why should I waste more money on a Go when I can get a used PSP at half the price with games that AREN’T being held hostage by Square Enix.
    :/

  2. I don’t own a GO but I do own the ye olde PSP (with a broken Wi-Fi transmitter). I think it’s a stupid move ob SE’s part. Inviting piracy much?

  3. I wouldn’t release a game for my system either if nobody has that system.

    See what I just did there? 😛

  4. @Trogdor:
    I agree with you. Unfortunatly, Sony had the jump on the whole WiFi and handheld consol, but totally screwed it over.
    In the end, the NDS took over desipite the fact it JUST gained Internet about two years ago. Depressing.

  5. [quote comment=”13116″]@Trogdor:
    I agree with you. Unfortunatly, Sony had the jump on the whole WiFi and handheld consol, but totally screwed it over.
    In the end, the NDS took over desipite the fact it JUST gained Internet about two years ago. Depressing.[/quote]

    The DS won b/c it had unique games. Sony thought people wanted a portable PS2, but people wanted games that they couldn’t find anywhere else, like side scrolling games, old school rpgs, and all kinds of games that wouldn’t be made on any other system.

    Sony eventually figured this out, with Loco Roco and Patapon, but it was too late.

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