Skype becomes available on PS Vita


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 24, 2012 | 1 min read

Skype has made its video calling service available on the PlayStation Vita handheld games console.

From today PS Vita users can download the Skype app for free from the PlayStation Store and then make calls over Wi-Fi or 3G.

Manrique Brenes, senior director, consumer electronics group at Skype, said: "With the launch of Skype for PS Vita, we are taking another step towards our ultimate goal of making Skype video calling available on every platform, all over the world, and meeting the demands of existing PlayStation users to offer video on a gaming console.”

Skype on PS Vita runs in “background mode” for users while gaming or using other applications and users have the capability to 'pause' a game, conduct a call and then return to their previous activity.


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