With the PlayStation 5 coming to Singapore on Nov 19, many gamers are looking forward to getting their hands on next-gen hardware and software. However, there is something different for the incoming generation.
For the first time, the X/Cross button will now become the default selection button in Japan, and in Asia as well.
The change comes after 26 years of using the Circle button as the confirmation button. This new development follows the slew of Japanese previews of the PS5.
For all of us in this part of the world, it will be a major change. After all, a sudden change after 26 years will take some getting used to.
Wow, this is big news for UI/UX. PlayStation 5 will use the X button to confirm by default for ALL REGIONS including Japan, who previously used O to confirm for the past 26 years. Muscle memory frustration for the nearly 10M PS users in Japan coming up.https://t.co/Heo7XaWjsk
— Kenji Iguchi (@needle_e) October 4, 2020
Although you can change up the configuration on the PS4, the fact that the default has now changed to the X/Cross button globally is the first time the PlayStation brand has ensured parity.
A Famitsu preview does make it clear that Japanese games would likely continue to use the Circle button to confirm, while the PlayStation 5 uses the new configuration. Remapping will likely be possible, but that has not been confirmed just yet.
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