Xbox One Can Connect Eight Contollers Simultaneously.
The product page for the Xbox One’s wireless controller on Xbox.com states that users can “connect up to 8 Wireless Controllers at once to your console.” This figure is double the number of controllers that may be linked to the Xbox 360 simultaneously. The product page also revealed that the wireless unit will be effective up to a range of 30 feet (roughly 9.1 meters).
Sony has not yet revealed how many DualShock 4 controllers may be connected to the Playstation 4 simultaneously. Note that the Playstation 3 is capable of having seven controllers connected at the same time.
It was previously announced by Microsoft that the Xbox One’s controllers will contain infrared LEDs that allow the system to detect which user is holding it and match their profile information by using the Kinect. Every Xbox One will come with one controller, though additional units may be purchased for $60.
The Xbox One will launch this year in November. During PAX this week, Microsoft stated that they believe that their Xbox One is worth the extra $100 when compared to Sony’s Playstation 4.