While you could connect seven controllers to the PlayStation 3, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will support “just” four DualShock 4s. As always, it was Worldwide Studios president and beacon of knowledge Shuhei Yoshida that revealed the snippet, who was responding to a fan request on Twitter.

Fascinatingly, the Xbox One will actually be compatible with eight controllers, making it a much better option for local Bomberman tournaments, and, er, other stuff. Obviously, it would be better if you could connect more controllers to the PS4, but let’s be realistic: when was the last time that you had over four pads attached to your console? Exactly.

[via twitter.com, xbox.com, videogamer.com, joystiq.com]