The Xbox One supports eight wireless controllers simultaneously connected to the system, compared to four on the PlayStation 4. Microsoft's figure of eight came via new details on the Xbox One controller's product page, whereas Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida chimed in (via Twitter
of course) with the corresponding number for the PS4.
It's maybe not news that will matter to most players, but it does make eight-player local Bomberman
a possibility on Xbox One, and that would be grand. As to how many Xbox One games will support local eight-player in reality ... we'll see.
It's also a curious reversal of the current-gen situation. As Videogamer
points out, the PS3 can support up to seven controllers at once, while the Xbox 360 goes up to four.