Sony registers Arc trademark in Japan

Tuesday, 2nd March 2010 13:46 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Arc 2

Sony’s trademarked Arc in Japan. We have no idea why.

The name is thought to be that of the PlayStation Motion Controller that was due at some point this spring, but was delayed until fall.

Sources told VG247 that’s what the wand would be called.

As well as that, a substantial amount of evidence – such as a domain registration and a slip of the tongue from THQ president Brian Farrell – has pointed the way to being just that.

Sony’s due to show off the controller next week at GDC in San Francisco.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. Droid

    Terrible name, but the prize for worst one still goes to “Wii”.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Alakratt

    Still say “Gem” was better.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. KAP

    i still think “The Two sticks” is alot more rememberalbe

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Eregol

    I wanted them to call it the ‘Sony Wagglestick’

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    The fat lady hasn’t sung on this just yet…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Alakratt

    @ KAP

    “the two sticks” sounds catchy!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. WizardWeb

    Doesn’t Microsoft make the Arc series of keyboards and mice?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Yep, I’m using an Arc mouse now. I’ve pointed this out before.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    they should call them joy sticks, no wait that sounds terrible

    love rods

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dannybuoy

    Pork Sword(TM)?

    #10 5 years ago

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