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New Playstation will not be called the PS4

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User Info: blaze9990

blaze9990
4 years ago#1
Apparently the number 4 in Japanese is pronounced similarly to the word death and is considered unlucky in Japan.
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User Info: anonymous46773

anonymous46773
4 years ago#2
Sure is cold in here.
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User Info: Thamauturge

Thamauturge
4 years ago#3
Persona 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Devil May Cry 4
etc
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User Info: RockSauron

RockSauron
4 years ago#5
From what I understand, the Japanese for "Four" and "Death" sound exactly the same- Shi. That's why it's an unlucky number.

However, they haven't called the Playstation 2 or 3 by whatever the Japanese for those numbers are over in Japan, they've just used the English words. Therefore, it will be Playstation "Four" and not Playstation "Shi".

Also, other Japanese games have used the number 4 :/
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User Info: Jordan3690

Jordan3690
4 years ago#6
blaze9990 posted...
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Sorry I'm not a nerd like you who's life revolves around a gaming console.


Oh you sure showed him.
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User Info: Sxmfct

Sxmfct
4 years ago#8
blaze9990 posted...
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Sorry I'm not a nerd like you who's life revolves around a gaming console.

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User Info: Kai101x

Kai101x
4 years ago#9
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Lol I didn't know people still do those stupid ass "old" jokes.

User Info: DefYouth

DefYouth
4 years ago#10
blaze9990 posted...
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Sorry I'm not a nerd like you who's life revolves around a gaming console.


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