PlayStation Says the Dualshock's 'X' Button is Actually Called 'Cross'

PlayStation Finally Clarifies Debate Around ‘X Button On Controllers

PlayStation Finally Clarifies Debate Around ‘X Button On Controllers

It's called the X button. Eventually, PlayStation UK stepped in confirming the names of the four buttons and making an interesting point: if the other three are referred to as shapes, why is X a letter-people don't call circle the letter "O".

Despite its official stance, most people disagree with PlayStation.

PlayStation UK Twitter post reads, "Triangle".

Playstation UK recently tweeted a controversy that blows the mind of the gaming community - PlayStation Dualshock controller's "X" button real name. That's it. That's how it is, and that's how it has always been - except according to Sony, it's not as simple as all that. Yes, you were wrong, I was wrong, and everyone was wrong until now. However, this is the first time someone from the authority side got involved in the debate and cleared the confusion.

While most commenters were stunned, still reeling from shock presumably, Cross fans tried to explain where we've gone wrong.

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Yes, he technically created the word, but they're wrong because everyone says so. "Circle. Cross. Square. If Cross is called X (it's not), then what are you calling Circle?" They're picking up the controller and going by what's in front of them.

Naturally, it doesn't matter what the company who invented the controller tell us, the people swiftly revolted and made their arguments for why the button should be known as "Ex".

If the above isn't definitive enough for you, how about a splash of good old fashioned democracy?

It seems unusual to think that the X button should be called "cross", but that's what one twitter account suggested recently, leading to an outcry from users arguing the point. Basically then, it's "Ex". Let's just agree to pretend this whole Cross issue never happened.

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