PS3 Supports 7 Controllers, But PS4 Will Only Support 4
It was recently revealed that the Xbox One will support up to 8 controllers simultaneously.
Inevitably, the question was asked of Sony: How many Dual Shock 4 controllers will the PlayStation 4 support at once?
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida just gave everyone the answer on Twitter. As you can see, the PS4 will support no more than 4 controllers simultaneously.
For the record, the PS3 can actually handle up to 7. However, as most games released don't take advantage of that capability, you probably didn't know that. We also don't know how many Xbox One games will let the players use 8 controllers, or how many gamers will actually want to use 8 controllers at once. In the days before online multiplayer, this would've been cool as hell but now, it feels a tad superfluous.
Then again, maybe in the eyes of some, the Xbox One having the edge in this category is a good thing. By the way, Yoshida has not responded to the questions asking why the PS4 supports fewer controllers than the PS3.
9/4/2013 11:17:58 AM Ben Dutka