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PlayStation 5 will standardise the use of ‘X’ as Confirm Button Across All Regions

According to the developers of PlayStation 5, the O(Circle) button will be replaced with the X button in the default section. However, this will not be surprising for the western players because the X button is the default section button since the PS1. This news comes after several Japanese media who preview the PlayStation 5 which deal with the new games, hardware, controllers and many more. The O button was the default confirm button in Japan and most of the Asian parts of the world.

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This is going to be a major change, especially in Japan. The reason behind is that the circle symbol is used for something good, okay or correct. However, muscle memory is going to be the one that will come into use. It is being rumoured that this decision was taken by Sony as it was greatly influenced by the look of the SNES control.

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Therefore, this design will be launched across all the regions as of 2020. Well, this didn’t make all of the users happy, there are still some who are disappointed with this. However, according to a preview of Famitsu, the Japanese games will be allowing the players to make use of the old setting i.e., the Circle even if the system is using the X button.

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In the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, the users were allowed to select whether the X or O button will be working as the confirm button. However, this time the default option will be the same for all the regions.

PlayStation 5 is up for pre-orders. However, the console will be launched on November 12 in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. And it will be arriving in the other parts of the world on November 19. 

 

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