Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Eric Abent - Sep 9, 2019, 10:48 am CDT
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Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Those who have been playing PlayStation for years are familiar with the face buttons on the DualShock controller. There’s square, circle, triangle, and then what? Is it “cross” or is it “X?” We’re guessing that both camps have their share of adherents, but now Sony has finally put an end to the debate.

In response to someone claiming that the button is called “X” and those who call it “cross” are wrong, the PlayStation UK Twitter account set the record straight, saying that the button is indeed officially called “cross.”

Sony’s reasoning makes sense, as all of the other button names are shapes, not letters. “If Cross is called X (it’s not), then what are you calling Circle?” Sony asks. It’s a good point, because if that button actually is the “X” button, then wouldn’t that mean circle is, in reality, the “O” button?

In the end, this isn’t some massive revelation that will shake the gaming world, but the official name of that button is a debate that’s been going since the early days of the PlayStation brand. We’re sure Sony has officially named that button at many points in the past, but now that it’s there for all of Twitter – and, by extension, the world – to see, perhaps the debate will be settled once and for all.

Unsurprisingly, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The replies to that tweet are pretty evenly split between people who have been calling it “cross” the entire time and those who still insist that they’ll call it “X,” despite what Sony says. For now, at least, the debate rages on.


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