Over the years, fans have been referring to one of the options on the PlayStation controller as the X button (pronounced ex) but now Sony has finally and officially confirmed that it has always been known as the cross button.
Sony’s square, circle, triangle and cross buttons have adorned their controllers for many years, and have become popular symbols for their catalogue of devices and games.
Of course, the X button has sparked many debates and arguements between fans. In fact, Sony PlayStation UK’s tweet comes after fans were discussing the matter with one user stating that if you call the X a cross and not an ‘X’ you are a cop.
Of course, PlayStation responded that if the cross is an ‘X’ then surely the circle should be ‘O’. Which actually makes a load of sense as the symbols are actually shapes and not letters.
For those looking for even more proof that the button should be referred to as the cross button, the Wikipedia page for Sony’s DualShock controller also refers to the button as the cross button.
If Cross is called X (it’s not), then what are you calling Circle?🤔 https://t.co/dvQ19duemW
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) September 5, 2019
Hopefully, this reply from Sony will put to rest the argument and everyone can sleep soundly knowing that the mystery of the X button has finally been solved.