Skype has announced the Skype for PlayStation, which will allow them to make and receive calls from the dashboard but also answer requests whilst they are gaming. The Skype Video and Voice app for will hit the PlayStation Store later today in the US, working on both 3G+Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only models. However, Vita owners in Europe and Asia will have to wait until tomorrow until they download the VOIP application. Add some credit to the Skype application and it becomes a cheap and easy way to call landlines and mobile phones directly from the gaming handheld.
“Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose,” said Manrique Brenes, senior director, consumer electronics group at Skype. “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.”