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Author:   roshan93
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 9:17pm (PST)
Subject:   how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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im just wondering how many it can support coz CoD5 offline multiplayer wud be pretty crappy with only 4 players. plz reply back and tell me



Author:   Stefan
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 9:21pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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i think its 7, which is really crap.



Author:   Raijin1999
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 9:31pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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quote roshan93
im just wondering how many it can support coz CoD5 offline multiplayer wud be pretty crappy with only 4 players. plz reply back and tell me

Just how many times are you looking to split the screen there, bucko?


There are only a handful of games in history that have ever permitted 8 players on the same console.

7's an odd number which has never made much sense, but a lot of multitap devices of the past also ended with support for an odd number of controllers.

This doesn't account for lan gaming.



Author:   Darknet
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 10:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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7 but I don't see the point. There are almost no games out there that support that.



Author:   Simtastic
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 10:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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I thought it was four



Author:   nani17
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 10:18pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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quote Darknet
7 but I don't see the point. There are almost no games out there that support that.
Only one i can think of is Fifa 09 i guess pro evo does



Author:   BlackLabel
Date:   Jan 20, 09 at 11:54pm (PST)
Subject:   how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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7 Controllers though the odd number is because you can have 4 controllers and then 3 other bluetooth devices. Bluetooth devices like headset, keyboard and mouse will take up slots. It's not as random as it first may seem.



Author:   SUPREM_KITE
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 12:02am (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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It is seven controllers wireless and as many as you want if you have them wired.



Author:   roshan93
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 5:35pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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ok but wht about online, how many can tht support if ure just playing with friends, shuda specified sorry. like for CoD5



Author:   PangTong_Blademaster
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 5:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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I've managed to hook 5 wireless controllers up to my PS3 along with my Rock Band full kit.



Author:   Harbl Desu-Ka
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 5:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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CoD 5 is only 2 player split screen, far as i'm aware of.

That's one controller for each player. If you're asking if split screen games can then be played online, then the answer is yes and no. That's up to the developer. Games on the PS2 have done this before this occured on PS3 titles like Warhawk. (IE: Rainbow Six: Lockdown).



Author:   ChronicX
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 10:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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except for warhawk, it was a pain to find games which support the split screen.



Author:   Metallica
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 10:37pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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Actually CoD5 is a 4 player split screen.



Author:   Shattered
Date:   Jan 21, 09 at 10:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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With 7 controllers it actually adds more then you think. For example, the developers of the game could set it so that your controller number is randomized whenever X happens to X.

It may be annoying, however it adds another number to the equation.



Author:   12th Cylinder
Date:   Jan 22, 09 at 2:12am (PST)
Subject:   re: how many controllers can the ps3 support?
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I think the usbs arent necessarily for the max amount of controllers, it just shows how many things can be plugged in to a ps3.


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