Sony has launched Skype video calling on its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system.

Sony has launched Skype video calling on its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system.

 
Gamers will be able to download the free app from the PlayStation Store for both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of the PlayStation Vita.
 
One of the interesting features of this app is that users will be able to flip between the front and rear cameras on the PlayStation Vita, which makes it handy for chatting and showing things, without needing to turn the device around.
The software will run in the background while games are played, though some games will disable it.
 
"Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose," said Manrique Brenes, senior director of the 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."
 
Source: GamesIndustry