did u kno that the symbols for the Playstation controller are not arbitrary? according to Teiyu Goto, the designer behind the controller, they each have meaning:

Triangle: Viewpoint
Square: Documents, Menus
Circle: Yes
X: No (this didn't catch on in the west because of the colors of the buttons, which Goto acknowledges)


an unsubstantiated theory that i always heard about the controller that has never been confirmed is that each symbol is based on the number of lines to make it

Circle: 1
X: 2
Triangle: 3
Square: 4

i like this conceptually as well, but knowing what goto was going for really makes games make sense in their design retroactively, like pressing triangle to go into first person as spyro and whatnot

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