Yes you read the title correctly. Sony's new handheld the PS VITA will indeed have the functionality of Skype.

Just like the PSP, the VITA will have Skype, despite the fact that Microsoft purchased Skype last month for a mind-boggling rumor of 8.5million.

Microsoft said service contracts with Skype prior to the purchase will be upheld, and that the company will continue to offer the service on non-Microsoft products. As well as channeling Skype to Xbox Live through Kinect later on.

Skype has over 170 million users, and 600,000 new customers register for the product each day.

So what can this mean to gamers? Will the VITA allow calls to a 360 owner when Microsoft issues the ability to their console? Can this really be the dawn of communication between platforms and consoles?