@Flowen231 no they just never cared to bring it here. Only resently they discovered that people out of Japan Yakuza games. The just never think we will like it. As strange as it is most of Japan really think people like Japanese things out of Japan.
I'm not gonna say you're wrong, because you're not lol. But over in the west we got; PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSO, PSO ep3, PSOBB, PSU, AotI, PSZ, PSP, and PSP2. Not every single one ofc, but sega has had a long history of releasing phantasy star overseas. Which is why I think that pso2 specifically was put on ice out of their fear for bad reception. Otherwise it's just a weird move after announcing its release for 2013.