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Sony could reveal Skype for PSP at CES

Written by Dave Horvath @ 02 Jan 2008 14:37 User comments (20)

Sony could reveal Skype for PSP at CES Browsing through Sony's affiliated website shows an interesting tidbit of information for fans of their handheld gaming system, the PSP. There appears to be suggestions that they have worked a deal with Skype to bring communication over the handheld a reality.
There really are no details at the moment but there is clear mention on their CES website, which could turn into an official announcement when the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off on January 7th.

As quoted from their website, one of the features of the new PSP includes "Call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP system."

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20 user comments

12.1.2008 16:38

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As quoted from their website, one of the features of the new PSP includes "Call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP system."
Awesome feature...but are we talking about a "new" feature for the PSP? Or a "new" feature of a "new" PSP?
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22.1.2008 16:48

hmm, good point jookycola. i still got my old fat psp from the day they came out, so i hope this will work on the old girl

32.1.2008 16:56

A few months back (before the PSP 2000 came out) people had confirmed while browsing through an official PSP firmware that there where references in the coding pointing to Skype. So this would lead me to believe it should be available to any PSP model Phat or Slim, if it is so, that is exactly what I have been waiting for.


43.1.2008 0:34
vinny13
Inactive

They better support the FAT.

53.1.2008 2:12

You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.

63.1.2008 9:18
OhCrap
Inactive

Originally posted by jove:
You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.
HUH?

73.1.2008 9:32

Quote:
Originally posted by jove:
You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.
HUH?
What are you talking about?

83.1.2008 9:40

Quote:
You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.
He's talking about how he can't get net on his neighbor's PSP. He doesn't understand the setup for the wireless and because only 'tech savvy' people could understand it...

93.1.2008 10:19

Quote:
Quote:
You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.
He's talking about how he can't get net on his neighbor's PSP. He doesn't understand the setup for the wireless and because only 'tech savvy' people could understand it...
ah. ok.

103.1.2008 10:34

Not that big of news, considering Skype is available for many mobile phones already.

I would hope this news actually slaps Nintendo out of it's slumber and makes them get to work on voice chat for those DS games. It was supposed to have been in the works for awhile now, and anyone else ever notice that funky headset/mic connector on the DS?

113.1.2008 15:23

Where is the mic connector on the PSP?

123.1.2008 15:32

Theres no reason it can't support the fat. I'm sure that the people at sony could either route the microphone signal through that little plug next to the headphone jack or that they could do it all through the USB connection. Either way Skype on the PSP would be one badass feature.

134.1.2008 0:59

Originally posted by Moomoo2:
Where is the mic connector on the PSP?

probably will be using the current headset mic

144.1.2008 13:58

Originally posted by jove:
You think this will help them catch up with the ds? Not saying 'beat' them or take the lead in sales or anything but could this mean people will rush out to buy more? I dont think so. My neighboor has a psp and i've been trying to get the internet on it to work at my home because i got dsl but i cant seem to know how. Asking me too many things that only the tech savvy know. I dont think this feature will be a selling point, at least not for me and i've been dying to get one. Theres a few games on it i want to play.
Well, first, nobody is thinking this will help the PSP to catch up with the DS sales. It might make more people buy the PSP, it might not. However, you look at it, it's another value added feature, useful or not, it's up to the individual. Secondly, it's not rocket scientist to setup the PSP to browse the internet. Turn on the WiFi button (orange light), let it auto detect the wireless network, choose the security setting and enter the code, you're done :) Obviously, this is all easier on the DS because Nintendo made it easy (you want a tougher security, you're out of luck on the DS).

154.1.2008 16:07

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Not that big of news, considering Skype is available for many mobile phones already.

Well, the psp isn't a mobile phone. Its essentially a PDA that can play games, on steroids. And now its a Blackberry that can play games, on steroids.
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164.1.2008 23:37

help

175.1.2008 3:28

I just thought. Remember all the rumors about a PSP phone? Well here it is. And heres a little update, seems as though the Skype PSP software will be available soon.

186.1.2008 16:32
foxrider
Inactive

OMG THAT IS SOOO RAD!!!!

196.1.2008 21:37

It only woks with the PSP Slim though. Oh well. Can't wait untill this is released!


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207.1.2008 10:36

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EDIT: Sorry i postpadded.

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