For nearly 25 years, Sony has made PlayStation controllers with an X as the primary button. However in accordance with a tweet from the Ps UK account, that button shouldn’t, in truth, be referred to as the X button. Apparently, it’s truly purported to be known as the “cross” button.
This bothers me. The button has an X printed on it. I really feel like that ought to finish the talk proper there.
And the X — sorry, cross — button and I have already got one thing of a troubled historical past, so it received’t be simple for me to name my enemy by a unique title. Roughly 50 p.c of my Closing Fantasy VII playthroughs encompass me cursing the *pauses, takes a deep breath* cross button *exhales* as a result of it backs me out of menus as a substitute of permitting me to pick one thing. (The button I ought to press for that’s the circle, which, fortunately, Sony isn’t telling me to name the “ring” or one thing.)
Apparently, I’m not the one one who thinks “cross” is unsuitable. In a Twitter poll run by the primary PlayStation Twitter account, 81 p.c of respondents mentioned it needs to be referred to as the “X” button. “Cross” bought third place within the ballot behind “+ rotated 45 degrees.”
The principle PlayStation account has not weighed in with an official opinion, solely posting the ballot. For the reason that ruling got here from PlayStation UK, saying “cross” would possibly simply be a UK factor, like calling chips “crisps.”
Provided that 1) I don’t dwell within the UK, and a pair of) “cross” bought a decrease variety of votes within the Twitter ballot than a joke reply, I will proceed cursing the button utilizing its correct title: the X button.