Sony insists the X button is actually the "cross" button

On the iconic PlayStation game controller, a design refined but fundamentally unchanged since 1994, the main buttons are an ◯, ⬜, △ and ✕. The last of these is called an "X", right? Pronounced "ecks" or some such. NO. It is, Sony insists, the cross button.

Responding to an enquiry on Twitter, the official PlayStation UK account writes:


If Cross is called X (it's not), then what are you calling Circle??

Fans are shocked and appalled. But true believers know that the buttons are in fact 1,2,3 and 4. If you know why, well, why ruin it for everyone else?