The headline pretty much says it all, folks. A “Skype Video and Voice calling app for PS Vita will be available later today on the PlayStation Store.” In case you don’t know what Skype is, here’s a video of an awkward guy demonstrating it.
While it’s certainly nice to have the option to video chat via portable gaming device, I can’t help but get the feeling that Sony should have just made a phone with dual analog sticks. Currently, the Vita exists in some strange liminal space between Gameboy and iPhone, and it’s not helping its sales. I’m holding my breath for the inevitable redesign, at which point we’ll probably see a clearer indication of which way the company wants to go with the device. Does Sony want to compete with Nintendo or with Apple? Neither will be easy, but at least we can Skype now. One step at a time, people.