I don't really buy it. The original versions of Hearts and Innocence were on the fucking DS, for Christ's sake, and they still didn't show up outside of Japan. What was the excuse there? "The userbase in North America hasn't topped 100 million yet"?
I don't think there's much rhyme or reason to Namco doing what they do. They're just kind of derpy and don't always feel like localizing shit. #dealwithit #learntoreadjapanese