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New Playstation will not be called the PS4

#1blaze9990Posted 2/16/2013 2:11:19 PM
Apparently the number 4 in Japanese is pronounced similarly to the word death and is considered unlucky in Japan.
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#2anonymous46773Posted 2/16/2013 2:12:22 PM
Sure is cold in here.
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#3ThamauturgePosted 2/16/2013 2:12:50 PM
Persona 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Devil May Cry 4
etc
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#4blaze9990(Topic Creator)Posted 2/16/2013 2:14:54 PM
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#5RockSauronPosted 2/16/2013 2:16:11 PM
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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#6Jordan3690Posted 2/16/2013 2:16:23 PM
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.
#7SxmfctPosted 2/16/2013 2:18:02 PM
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#8SxmfctPosted 2/16/2013 2:18:03 PM
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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#9Kai101xPosted 2/16/2013 2:18:35 PM
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Lol I didn't know people still do those stupid ass "old" jokes.
#10DefYouthPosted 2/16/2013 2:19:18 PM
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.


says the Leader of the PS3 GTA V Board.
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