Outrun Online Arcade skipping PlayStation Network in North America

Here’s a weird case of potential exclusivity. Outrun Online Arcade — previously announced for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network — will not be coming to the PlayStation 3 … in North America.

Sega has confirmed with CVG that the game will be skipping its stop on North American PSN when it becomes available later this year. If you only own a PS3 in the US and want to play Outrun Online Arcade, you might want to consider picking up an Xbox 360. Or, create a European account — the game will be available on both XBLA and PSN across Europe.

Regardless of the reasons (Sega declined to comment on specifics), North American PS3 fans of arcade racers should shed tears.

Nick Chester