Ever given thought to the buttons used in your playstation games to select options, or cancel actions?
versions of games, it is usually the circle
, which is used to choose an option. The X
, usually cancels or steps back in the menu tree. In American
games, even just the American release of the same title, it is usually reverse
, the circle is considered lucky and perfect
whereas the X is used to cross out wrong answer
s. In America
, the X (or a checkmark
) is used to fill in boxes on questionnaire
s, whereas a circle can be used to highlight mistakes.
of this Japanese bias can be seen in the game, Monster Rancher
, which records wins as circles and losses as X's.
, which is used by teachers and professors to signify "incomplete answer, partial credit", often brings up additional menus or options
"Researched" by playing hours of rpg's and fps's. If you have any other trends you have noticed, please /msg me.