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January 19, 2010 // 7:09 pm - Update: Despite THQ CEO Brian Farrell recently calling it Arc, according to Geoff Keighley's Tweet, to quote: "FYI I'm hearing Arc is NOT the name of the Sony Motion Controller, but a code name." However, Sony has registered the Arc trademark in Japan.

Today (linked above) reports that according to a concrete source speaking under conditions of strict anonymity Sony's PS3 Motion Controller will be named PlayStation Arc, of which a domain has also been registered in the same name at

This news comes just over a month after the previous rumor that the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller was dubbed Gem, which ended up being an early code name for the product.

To quote: "The company is now saying its Motion Controller - the official name thus far - will release "this year": global boss Kaz Hirai had previously claimed it would be out this March.

The Motion Controller consists of one or two wand devices, each topped with a trackable ball. It works with PSEye.

We've contacted Sony for comment."

SCEE replied as expected: "We don't comment on rumor or speculation."

Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Arc

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#11 - modzila - January 20, 2010 // 12:46 pm
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Yes!!! I want it!! I can't wait for the power of a PS3 and the fun of the WII combined.

(I read somewehere that it would be delayed till August for the EU)

#10 - lonix81 - January 20, 2010 // 11:08 am
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Glow... as the ball on the end glows it just sounds better to me.

#9 - saviour07 - January 20, 2010 // 9:49 am
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Quote Originally Posted by OneDayFly View Post
Games line-up for Sony's motion controller (from G4TV)

LAME! I can think of a few titles that would benefit from motion control more than some of them...

- super stardust HD (motion control AND 3d would be awesome!)
- red alert 3
- savage moon

Hopefully they wouldnt think of using a motion controler for a 3rd person zombie survival game

#8 - OneDayFly - January 20, 2010 // 8:52 am
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Games line-up for Sony's motion controller (from G4TV):

  • Ape Escape
  • Echochrome (v2)
  • Sing and Draw
  • Machi Suberi
  • Champions of Time
  • Motion Party
  • The Shoot
  • Tower

Updated titles include:

  • Pain
  • Flower
  • Hustle King
  • High Velocity Bolwing
  • EyePet

#7 - B4rtj4h - January 20, 2010 // 8:40 am
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I would call it the PS3 Mote ... Nah... does not really make much sense what its name is... anything worse then Nathal (for 360) will be hardly impossible.

#6 - saviour07 - January 20, 2010 // 7:38 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Raze1988 View Post
Wait, we need the PSEye to make it work? Damn.

how did you expect the ps3 to track the Arc's movement?

haha my first thought was of KZ2 as well! And i prefer Arc over "gem", "wand" or "sphere" !!

I'm more interested in the line up of games that they wil have though...

#5 - Assignator98 - January 20, 2010 // 5:10 am
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So anyone know when this is gonna be released?

#4 - red8316 - January 20, 2010 // 4:01 am
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The name does seem a bit unimaginative, but Arc for some reason sounds better than Gem. I actually think of Killzone 2 with Arc. But at least they didn't call it The Rod.

#3 - Raze1988 - January 20, 2010 // 2:59 am
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Wait, we need the PSEye to make it work? Damn.

#2 - vt1100 - January 20, 2010 // 2:29 am
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"Arc" does lack a little something doesn't it?