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There seems to be some mixed information online about the number of players supported in PS3 FIFA 13. Some of the pre-release ads claimed this to be 2-10 online, and 4 locally. I've played in some 11 vs. 10 matches online, so clearly the original info was wrong, but how many players can you have on one console? I only own 2 controllers, and would like to avoid buying/borrowing a lot more of them, if the game doesn't properly work with 4+ players.

So, does FIFA support all the 7 available controllers in friendlies or are there other restrictions? Has anyone actually tried playing with more than 4 players?

Is it possible to play online with 6 friends in the various games modes?

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The game's cover states local players to be 1-7 and network players to be 2-22 (zoom in on the image to look closely). FIFA 13 cover

Since the max controllers supported at the same time on a single PS3 is 7, online support is at least for 4 consoles (3 consoles * 7 players + 1 console with 1 player or similar configurations). I don't know the exact number of consoles supported.

Try checking the game's manual (Warning: PDF) for further info.

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  • OK. So in theory it works, but does it in practice? Any experience with this? Feb 26, 2013 at 10:35
  • I don't own the game, so no. I can ask friends on my PSN friend list who own the game if they have any experience
    – JohnoBoy
    Feb 26, 2013 at 11:08
  • Wait, how does this support 7 local players? I thought the PS3 only supported 4 controllers.
    – MBraedley
    Feb 26, 2013 at 12:03
  • 7 controllers, as long as no other bluetooth devices (remote, headset) are connected. Not many games support this, though.
    – JohnoBoy
    Feb 26, 2013 at 12:18
  • I've seen 4+ controllers in NHL something but never seen FIFA for this. I'm assuming most EA Sports games actually do support lots of local players. Annoying restriction with 7, not 8 controllers, though. Feb 26, 2013 at 12:41
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Yes we play with 6 controllers locally with 3 on each side and with no problems. 7 th one can also be used if required. Never tried this online.

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