Updating playstation 2
I loaded the console up, popped the disc into the drive, pressed the “Start” button to move from the title screen to the main menu, and then tried to start a new game. Eventually — and I promise I’m not making this up — I actually went back to the shop where I bought the game and exchanged it for a new copy. Of course, all that had happened was that I was pressing the button we commonly think of in the West as being the confirm button (X) in a Japanese game that used the opposite (O).
Time is running out for Play Station 3 and Play Station Vita owners when it comes to the monthly Play Station Plus slate — Sony will no longer include PS3 or Vita games in the lineup starting in March 2019, the company announced today.O doesn’t have those same positive connotations in the West.So, when it came to picking a controller’s confirm button, there wasn’t any culturally obvious choice.I first encountered this phenomenon when I tried to play on the PS2.
The game was the second one I ever owned for my PS2, which was my first console.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.