What is the X button on PlayStation console controllers? If you have been calling it the "x-key" ever since then, then you are living in the wrong - at least according to the official PlayStation UK profile on Twitter. Specifically, at the beginning of the month, there was a debate on whether the X key is the letter X or is across. The discussion became noticeable enough, and representatives of PlayStation got involved.
Although they offered no official explanation, X is indeed a cross, not an X. Namely, the basic keys on the PlayStation controller do not use letters, as is the case with Nintendo and the Xbox. There is some meaning behind each character on the standard Sony controller keys, and the triangle, therefore, indicates the point of view or direction; a square refers to a piece of paper that represents a menu or document, and as far as crosses and circles are concerned, they represent options: yes and no. So, X is not an X, but across.
According to a poll on PlayStation's official Twitter profile, 81% of Sony console owners don't care for that explanation but believe that X is X, not some kind of "cross" or cross.
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