Shining Ark out-ranks Soul Sacrifice in Famitsu's most wanted list

Ouch! Sega's PSP title Shining Ark is higher up Famitsu's most wanted list (at No. 10) than Sony's class-leading Vita game Soul Sacrifice (in No. 12). That's not a huge gap, but shows just how little the Vita is pinging the radar of Japanese gamers, and how risky it is putting so much focus into an all-new title.

While the Shining... series is rather diffuse and sprawling, starting way back on the Megadrive, Ark is generating lots of interest with its female bikini-clad pirates and role-playing battles. Dominating the list of Monster Hunter and other 3DS titles, which points to another bumper year for Nintendo's baby.