PS4 friends list limit double that of Xbox One

Sony's new console will let players have 2,000 virtual friends, while Microsoft will support 1,000; PS4 party chat confirmed.

The PlayStation 4 friends list limit will be double that of the Xbox One, Sony has confirmed in a new PlayStation Access video today.

A Sony representative confirmed that the PS4 will allow players to have up to 2,000 friends, while the Xbox One will support 1,000 friends.

Currently, the maximum number of friends a PlayStation 3 user can have through the system is 100, the same figure for the Xbox 360.

Elsewhere in the video, Sony confirmed that the PS4 will support party chat, though this functionality was not detailed at any length.

In addition, it was confirmed that the PS4 will be available in jet black at launch, support 3D games, and allow players to carry over their PlayStation Network IDs and avatars.

The PS4 will launch globally later in 2013 for $399/€399/£349.

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LilRoss2k3
LilRoss2k3

nice to know it's allowed....but i'd never want that many people buggin me

alhussainnaseer
alhussainnaseer

so what ?!?! its not like we are even gonna reach 1000

coolkid93
coolkid93

Wooow that's a lot but I think it'll be cool. Even though we might not need that much room for friends, it's still something nice to have.

KytoAzevedo
KytoAzevedo

Wow, I thought 1000 friends was over the top but now Sony is just trying to 1 up Microsoft, this is absolutely pointless nobody could even play regularly with even 1000 people. I guess that's how Sony has been doing it so far it seems like, trying to 1 up Microsoft instead of just focusing on making a good console.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@KytoAzevedo awwww golly, no! Are you yet another hurt one? AWww gosh, no! Please just breathe! breathe! get back in your panties please. It will all be OK, now. Hush hush now, child. Please don't get a titty attack. I will just go get the defibrillators for you. Keep your titties, please.

3D3
3D3

So when is MS gonna announce that their friend limit will be 2000?

cnx2022
cnx2022

this is true from the heart

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Really, My PS3 limits me to 50

TURBO-BURNER
TURBO-BURNER

@SIDEFX1 There's actually a trick to have more than 50 when I tried to search on google and youtube, but I tried it and I think I didn't do it right... Anyway I'm not sure if it works or if it was just a waste of time

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

I'm not gonna knock having a total of 2000 people on your or my list. Actually I welcome it.  Great job there PS4..

1- All I need to know is How many People I can hold in a Party Chat while we playing all the same or different games?.. To me 10 is the magic number.. 

2-  Hope I could block any or limit the amount of popups from friends signing on & off. to notifications, invites or messages. While signed in.

3- Overall 2000 is better than 1000 and definitely blows the roof of a 100.

Pupchu
Pupchu

I doubt anyone have over 1000 people on their friends list. I keep my family, friends, and the players i play with/against the most. I think thats about 30-40 people on my list...

greenballer
greenballer

Anything over 300 friends is pointless imo.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

So you're saying less is more. Simplicity huh. Nice try. PS4 is so much more complex with being able to use any 2.5'' hard drive, standardized headsets or any ps3 or bluetooth headset, internal battery, lack of a power brick, share button, etc. That's much better than finding out the hd is unremovable, needing special proprietary headsets and adapters and batteries, power bricks, etc.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@Meta-Gnostic yah. Don't you hear the pain in all these poor xbots? it hurts them so bad..poor them.

shinningserpent
shinningserpent

Wow,thats where all the ram for the suckstation is wasted on?

beardface21
beardface21

@shinningserpent On your ego.  That said, failbox, suckstation, and Pii U are all clever troll names for the first 3 minutes or so.

blkgto
blkgto

How many people are honestly worth knowing online to begin with?

agsviper
agsviper

the ps4 is a poor mans xb1

beardface21
beardface21

@agsviper Only that it actually works the same as the XB1, and for better value.