According to the product notes for the Xbox One’s controller the system will be able to support up to 8 controllers connected to the system at once. This is a significant difference compared to the Xbox 360, which as most of you know could only support 4. But how does the PS4 compare?
Well, turns out it’s taking a little bit of a downgrade. The PS4 will only be able to support 4 controllers, which is down from the 7 the PS3 could support. It’s not known at this time if a PS Vita would take up one of those slots, though I would almost expect it to.
Of course, 8 controllers might be a lot, but in this world online multiplayer you have to ask yourself, “will there ever really be a time I can have 8 people playing a game at once?” I can’t imagine too many games supporting that many controllers, though I’d guess that you can see that capability in a sports game of some type. All in all, at this point the number of supported controllers probably isn’t as big of a deal as it used to be anymore.