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Japanese PS4s can now use the X button to select, but why couldn’t they do that alrea
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Quote:The standout feature of the PS4’s latest firmware update was [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register], but buried within the changelog was another seemingly minor addition: as of version 6.50 of the PS4 console’s firmware, you can remap the console’s “enter” button from the “O” to the “X” on Japanese consoles. 
 
If you’re a PS4 owner living outside of Japan, then you’ve probably never considered which button is the default confirm button on the console. In the West, we use the X button to confirm, and the O button handles exit and cancellation duties. But Japan has the opposite convention, creating a minor yet surprisingly annoying inconvenience for any non-Japanese owners of Japanese PS4s. 
 
I FIRST ENCOUNTERED THIS PHENOMENON WHEN I TRIED TO PLAY ‘METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY’
Version 6.50 of the console’s firmware update finally fixes this annoyance, allowing owners of Japanese PS4s to manually set how they want the two buttons to work within the system’s menus. But the more interesting part of this story is why Japan and the rest of the world ended up settling on opposite control schemes for one of the most basic pieces of a console’s functionality in the first place. 
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