Updating playstation 2
In its absence, one theory is that developers settled on X because it looks like a target (for example “X marks the spot”), while the culturally neutral O could be used as cancel.
Alternatively, they could have just used the X button because of its placement, which is central and easier to hover over while you’re pressing other buttons.
The original Play Station controller was very different from the Sega and Nintendo controllers that had come before it.
Rather than using letters or numbers that had a clearly defined order, Sony instead used its four now-iconic shapes, meaning developers, in theory, had more choice over how they arranged their controls.
Starting with the March list, which will go live March 8, 2019, Sony will only include PS4 games.Nintendo’s first console, the NES, had its confirm button on the right (A), and its cancel button on the left (B) when it released in 1983.But when Sega released the Master System in 1985, it adopted the opposite layout, with its primary “1” button on the left and “2” button on the right.This doesn’t explain how Sony’s Play Station managed to somehow use both, despite having the same controller design across the world.
Why would Play Station developers follow Sega’s lead in some parts of the world and Nintendo’s in others?The “X” cross shape is known as “batsu” in Japanese, and it carries similar connotations as it does in the West — no one wants a bunch of Xs on their exam results — but the “maru” circle shape has a similar meaning to the check mark in Western culture.