The Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 had up to 4 controller connections, allowing players to connect up to four of their friends in battle on many much-loved games for the consoles. But Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will now have the ability of connecting 8 controllers at one time, while the Playstation 4 will have the 4 controller connection.
A little known fact about the PlayStation 3 is that it actually can connect up to 7 controllers at one time, but only very few games support this feature.
The new Xbox One controllers will have the ability to operate over a range of about 30 feet. 30 feet is less than the width of the average doubles tennis court, or the same size as a Aegisuchus witmeri, a prehistoric crocodile – fun fact!
The Xbox one controllers are set to be priced retail at $59.99, but with a Play and Charge Kit, it will cost roughly $74.99 at retail. The Playstation 4 controllers will have a retail cost of $60.00.