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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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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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.

3D3
3D3

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

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Really, My PS3 limits me to 50

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.

shinningserpent
shinningserpent

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

blkgto
blkgto

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

agsviper
agsviper

the ps4 is a poor mans xb1

Vegeta-sama
Vegeta-sama

wow Eddie two month old sources on that.... it's unlimited friends list now for Xbone... they mentioned it at the conference and I believe that Major Nelson said it again when talking with Angry Joe

__Metallica
__Metallica

And not to talk about the quality of MS consoles, have everyone forgotten what happened with the 360? or is every MS fanboy to young to remember? They shipped a product to consumers that had hardware issues causing the rrod and then they DENIED the problem. The warranty didn't cover the rrod until several lawsuits forced them to back down and confess and put it in the warranty.I mean what company does that to their consumers?! Oh yeah forgott MS does because all they care about is the money and they know stupid ass fanboys is going to buy their product anyway because mommy and daddy pays anyway.


How could people trust them after that? And yes the PS3 had the ylod but not nearly to the same extent as the 360 rrod, and instead of denying the problem Sony fixed it! So X1 fanboys be prepared for a console that will last for 1 MAYBE 2 years before it crashes and you WILL have to buy a new one, but that maybe that doesn't matter since mommy and daddy pays for it. 

__Metallica
__Metallica

WOW seriously do people care about this??

Has it come to this? Xbone fanboys is ranting on about the X1 is better because of the fact that 2000 friends is unessesary? I mean seriously do you people actually think that this is relevant?
Are you people that despareate to find flaws with the PS4?

That must mean that they have somewhat realised that the PS4 is the smartest way to go come holiday season.
I mean there is nothing in my opinion that the X1 will do better or even as good as the PS4, the X1 exclusives that everyone is ranting on about doesn't seem that appealing to me I mean "Titanfall" the game that everyone seems to be using as the reason they want the X1 it doesn't even look that good, another CoD wannabe.

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.

cnx2022
cnx2022

this is true from the heart

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

cnx2022
cnx2022

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

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.

beardface21
beardface21

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



cnx2022
cnx2022

@jinflorida Is it hurting you? Awww. poor you. another hurt soul :( There there. it will all be better soon.

OldKye
OldKye

@Vegeta-sama My question is in rearguards to either system why do I care? It's not like I collect console buddy's like facebook heck if I could have 50 friends I'd be good.....

HalfBlackCanuck
HalfBlackCanuck

@__Metallica Sony denied the security hack when it happened for weeks before admitting people's credentials were at risk. Kind of just as bad, if not worse...

crazyintheface
crazyintheface

@__Metallica Every corporations first priority is money. Stop thinking that you are important to them. Sony let my account get hacked & was down for 26 days(I think, maybe 23). How could you trust them after that? 

HalfBlackCanuck
HalfBlackCanuck

@__Metallica I respectfully think you have it backwards. The issue is often that non-news from the Sony camp is constantly being regarded as "another nail in the coffin" for MS. It's level headed people that are sick of seeing a company get lambasted with every move they make and every minor update Sony releases.

At this point Sony can release info that the box comes with a static free micro-fiber cloth in every box and somebody will start sounding off the church bells at MS funeral. It's stupid how overblown this is and how DOA everything thinks MS is.

Aleperez75
Aleperez75

It's not about XBox One is better because of this. It the simple fact that Sony has based their PS4 design on Xbox 360 and they keep taking so many of their desitions based on Xbox design features and this 2000 friends is certainly reaching the threshold of Sony's absurdity. They have become so ridiculous that is no longer funny.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@__Metallica exactly! I am laughing here watching all the ass-hurt xboners come here to rant, and cry. 

Vegeta-sama
Vegeta-sama

@OldKye @Vegeta-sama Discoverability... at least on the Xbox One is going to be huge... if you gain enough friends and show that you have enough clout with those friends you may find that you'll get free games from developers...

__Metallica
__Metallica

Well I'm not saying that wasn't bad but the hack of the PSN was due to security flaws which have been taken care of it was not something Sony meant to do. Now MS shipped a flawed product with hardware issues, you can't really compare the two since what MS did was an active decision on their part to ship a product they knew was gonna crash and then try to get away with it. If you really think that these two things can be compared then you are really stupid, there is a big difference between having servers hacked and making an active corporate decision like MS did.

Oh yeah I know that every corporation is always out to make as much money as possible, the difference? Sony doesn't make my ass hurt as they do it.

__Metallica
__Metallica

Well not saying that isn't bad but the thing here is the security hack was not sony's fault, yes their security of the PSN wasn't the best but MS actively took the desition to ship a faulty product and it took years and lawsuits against them for them to come clean and admit what they had done. You can not really compare the two really believe it to be relevant we'll you can if you are stupid. Now Sony have upgraded their security of the PSN for something like that to never happen again and them I believe.

MS on the other hand is still trying to screw every consumer with the DRM, the always online which they changed yes but according to them it's not so easy as turning off a switch to take the DRM & always online off the console. A few weeks later holy shit it was as easy as turning off a switch its off the console! Because we listen to the consumers! f*ck you MS it was because the PS4 was outselling them sooooo bad they had to do it! Now in a few years there will be a patch that take all those nice features back when they have lured enough stupid people like yourself into buying the X1!

And yes they are both big corporations and yes they are all out to make as much money as possible I know that, the difference is Sony doesn't make my ass hurt when they do it unlike MS.

__Metallica
__Metallica

Now it's saying things like that which is making people realize how stupid you really are. If you truly believe that then I feel sorry for you little boy, Sony took all the attention at E3 only time people talked about the X1 after E3 was to trash it. I'm sure in your imaginary little world it's actually true.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@Aleperez75 When was getting ahead of MS ever funny? It's the way competition rolls!

Are you one of the hurt ones too? Awww, golly! I hope not!

cnx2022
cnx2022

@Aleperez75 AWWw, are you one of the hurt ones too? there, there. hush, hush child. its okay, no need to lose your titties over this. just breathe. just breathe, and pull up your panties again. No need to come out of them. No need to use that feature if you won't be using them.


Now hush hush, and just breathe while I get the defibrillators for you. just breathe in the mean time.

IndoorActivist
IndoorActivist

@Aleperez75 You sir have XboX mist, what part of the PS4 has been taken from the 360?.  What has aesthetics got to do with functionality.  SONY has the better games and developers, MS are too inconsistent with their direction.  Now we go left, oh no we go right, hang on everyone is on the left, okay back to the left.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@lostastsea22485 @__Metallica 

Don't like what he said? Why are you telling him to shut up? Did that hurt you, or are you to stupid to know that you don't have to read long comments if you don't want to?

Stupid people should shut up when the grown ups are having productive debates.

__Metallica
__Metallica

Yes and personally I rather go with the better hardware the UI of the console isn't really that important to me, and after all the times I and people I know got screwed by MS there is no way I'm buying anything associated with MS. Because of MS wanting to get the 360 out in stores as fast as possible they made the decision to ship a product with known hardware issues that wasn't covered by the warranty, this is the reason for all the lawsuits made against them.

Now it was a good decision from MS standpoint since pretty much EVERYONE bough a 360 and that was the idea, but as a consumer you feel very misled and screwed when they do something like this. When people spend their hard earned money on a console that later breaks because of hardware problems and then is NOT covered in the warranty?! Now that is BS.

Sony is certainly no angel but the fact is that I trust them more than MS, and in my opinion Sony has the better product in hardware and I think that they might actually compete with the Xbox UI this time around.

HalfBlackCanuck
HalfBlackCanuck

@__Metallica It was a heat sink issue. It wasn't tested properly/enough. Yes, bad move to release a product with ventilation issues. I wouldn't go as far as to say that they released a console with a known fault in it. It's like Iphone 5 and the antennae thing. I'm sure it was tested, just not with people with large hands that naturally cover that part of the phone. A stupid, very large, costly and frustrating issue, you're right. I never had the issue personally (people I know did though) and I replaced mine with a slim for the fan noise more than anything. I would do the same with my PS3 but I like my backward compatibility...

Sony has always been the better hardware company and Microsoft has always bested them with software (yes, Vista, but Sony has had it's fair share of useless UI and services over the years) 

TURBO-BURNER
TURBO-BURNER

@HalfBlackCanuck"Grow Up"... Aye Princess, Your not the only "Big" one here. How about you shrink down to size then everyone would seem tall to you and put you back in your place.

HalfBlackCanuck
HalfBlackCanuck

@__Metallica It's cute you bring DRM into this because the whole security issue on PSN was Anonymous hitting Sony for being arrogant and putting SOPA on PS3. 

And they didn't come clean so much as news was leaked and verified that personal information was stolen. They actually went on record to say that personal information was safe. For over a week people didn't know that the outtage was related to their credit card info being in some hackers hard drive. There are STILL class actions suits being wrapped up about it. I'd much sooner take my chance with a heat sink issue than a security breach, but whatever. Just leave your SS# in your next post if you disagree...

And yes, MS changed their tune about DRM because EVERYONE shit a brick. They changed due to demand. What a bunch of asshats, amirite? And there is no possible way they can just "put it back" as the whole infrastructure was to not allow people to DL games to their HD and then trade (in) said games, essentially owning a copy and then getting most of their money back for it in the process. Xbox One WAS a digital only device with two delivery methods - disc or DL. If you don't understand that than like a majority of knee-jerk gamers out there you didn't pay attention to their original message (although, it was a little muddled)

And get off the homophobic "ass hurt" garbage. Grow up.

HalfBlackCanuck
HalfBlackCanuck

@__Metallica Sony's presser at E3 was absolute tripe until the online policy, lack of DRM and open indie stuff was revealed. It was a hay0maker, for sure (I laughed when it happened because it clearly 'won' the show for them) But don't be mistaken, other than indies and multi-platform games I don't believe Sony showed a second of new gameplay for any of the 20 games they have in the pipeline. All we got was extended footage of what they showed in Feb and a CG target render for The Order 1886 (which, based on developer credentials, should be amazing). It's sad, yet true. What did they show that was new from Feb that has people declaring them the winner of next gen (already)? 

My only other reservation with Sony is that they seemed to be saying anything to trump MS (which is the point) but the 20 exclusives vs. 15 exclusives means nothing until I see release dates, more from Sony than MS. Really, where's Agent, Last Guardian, Eight Days, The Getaway 3, The Agency (that voiced controlled game way back). All of these were awesome PS exclusives, none came out. 

Sony definitely has the developers to back up more exclusives, but I want to see them first, not just tech demoes and speculation. Only inevitability at this point in a stellar new Naughty Dog IP.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@Aleperez75 exactly. and the xboners and butthurt pc gamers are just hurt that sony is pushing forward, with ZERO back peddling. 

Get them the cream cuz they are ASS HURT!

LOL lol lol