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2 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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2 years ago#2
Sure is cold in here.
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2 years ago#3
Persona 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Devil May Cry 4
etc
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 years ago#9
anonymous46773 posted...
Sure is cold in here.


Lol I didn't know people still do those stupid ass "old" jokes.
2 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.


says the Leader of the PS3 GTA V Board.
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