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Sony abandons decades-old Japanese controller logic for the PS5

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Did you know that in Japan the circle button is used to confirm menu items and the X button is used to cancel? Although some early PS1 titles used similar logic in Western countries, Sony eventually standardized the use of X and circle cancellation to confirm, but there has always been a disparity between regions – until now.

With a wave of PlayStation 5 previews, PR confirmed to Japanese media The X button will now be used for universal confirmation worldwide. This means that local gamers are going to tune in to the 25-year tradition when the next game launches in November:

While this will not change anything for Western players, not everyone is happy with the transition. John Ricciardi, a Tokyo-based localization firm, had 8-4 To say the following:

It remains to be seen whether Sony will allow the system-wide button to be remade, as in the PlayStation 4, but even so it may lead to user interface inaccuracies. We have to admit, we’re surprised to have taken this Five Japanese giant consoles (both handhelds!) To make controller logic around the world more efficient, but we think this should eventually happen.

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