The upcoming release of the PlayStation 5 is changing things around on its controller, swapping the functions of the X and O buttons. This will be streamlined so configurations will be the same worldwide.
In Japan, PlayStation controllers have used the X buttons to cancel and the O buttons to confirm. Western gamers have had the opposite, X to confirm, O to cancel up to this point. The new PlayStation model will revert back to how the controllers are used in Japan.
Lost in translation. @Sony is set to radicalise its #Japanese @PlayStation 5 product, by inverting the O + X buttons on controllers, in order to bring them in line with the rest of the world https://t.co/JCuaokAEjQ via @GIBiz #gaming #eSports
— MTFGames_Sports (@MTFGames_Sports) October 6, 2020
Fans are not excited about the change in controllers, claiming that this will make their gaming experience more confusing.
The PlayStation 5 will be released in November.
Do you think Sony should have changed the button functions? Are you going to be getting the new PlayStation?