Skype Comes to PS Vita Today

Use your high-tech gaming portable to make calls to grandma.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Since buying your PS Vita you've secretly wanted the ability to make phone calls to friends, family and relatives, right? Well, that pipe dream will officially become a reality today when a free Skype app releases on the Vita's PSN Store. The Skype application will allow both Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls.

The app will work with both the Wi-Fi and 3G models of the PS Vita. Furthermore, it will run in the background of the system, allowing you to play a game, pop out to receive a call, then get right back into the action when you're done without skipping a beat. Lastly, you can use both the front and rear cameras of the Vita during video calls, giving you the opportunity to "mistakenly" crotch call with your grandma. Trust us, she'll love it.

The folks over at the PlayStation Blog have posted a little tutorial video starring pro gamer Fatal1ty. While informative, the video is also laughably scripted and awkward. Try not to nervously chuckle as Fatal1ty fumbles through Skype's feature set. 

The free app will be available for download as soon as the PlayStation Store updates today. While not a system game changer, it's at least a cool new feature to take advantage of. And being free definitely doesn't hurt.