Skype is ready for it’s next new market – the gaming community. A post on Sony’s Consumer Electronics Show 2008 website says “Call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP system”.
This isn’t a new revelation, as far back as February last year references to Skype were discovered in the PSP firmware. With the posting on the Sony website Skype on the PSP could be just a few days from being officially launched.
Skype in the last year have started spreading their wings and leaving the desktop application behind. There are a myriad available, they’ve ported onto the MySpace IM client, the 3 Skypephone launched and even eBay eventually allowed Skype on eBay listings in all categories. Jumping into the world of gaming is a new direction but one that is bound to catch on.
As soon as PSP owners realise that they can either pay for their mobile phone or call their mates for free via the PSP, a new wave of users will be signing up to Skype.