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Re: Bringing Skype to PS3 and PS4?

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Not going to happen seeing as microcrap owns Skype

MS owned Skype before the Vita was released. What's the difference there? There are also Sony apps on the Xbox 360. It's not like these two companies are mortal enemies, they're both just out to make a buck. 


The difference is Sony and Microsoft are directly competing with each other in the game console world. Not only that, Microsoft advertises Skype as one of the main features of the Xbone. As much as I would like to see Skype on PS4 (for those who want it, not me) and as I much as I hate Microsoft I don't expect them to and I wouldn't blame them if they never made Skype for Playstation. That's their trump card. I'm not worried, Sony's PS4 is the best of the two and over the coming months I'm sure we'll see so much more on the PS4 that Xbone users would kill for. 

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I remember in the good old days, we use MSN for video chating. 

 

 

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Just to add, I'd love to see Skype on the PS4 as well. My wife uses it quite often to talk to her family 1,000 miles away and it'd be pretty cool if we could easily put them up on the big screen in the living room (82" TV > 16" laptop). I already bought the camera mostly for her so she could check out the play room and so *hopefully* she could use Skype with it someday. 

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The difference is Sony and Microsoft are directly competing with each other in the game console world. Not only that, Microsoft advertises Skype as one of the main features of the Xbone. As much as I would like to see Skype on PS4 (for those who want it, not me) and as I much as I hate Microsoft I don't expect them to and I wouldn't blame them if they never made Skype for Playstation. That's their trump card. I'm not worried, Sony's PS4 is the best of the two and over the coming months I'm sure we'll see so much more on the PS4 that Xbone users would kill for. 


I could be wrong on this (and someone please correct me if I am and you actually can back it up), but the last I checked anyone could buy a license to run Skype on their platform. Including Sony. Kinda like how anyone can use Blu-ray discs for whatever they want (which Sony owns a big part of). What does the X1 use for discs again? 

Like I said, these companies aren't mortal enemies like some people seem to think. Maybe some of their fans are, but the companies are not. If Sony is willing to pay just like everyone else, then they will have a Skype app. Just like they do on the Vita.

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As for it being on the vita. Do you see Microsoft with a handheld console? Noooo. Therefore in that market they're not in competition with each other so it benefits Microsoft to license it to Sony.

When one of your consoles selling points is only home console to have Skype or NFL app. It makes no sense as a business model to allow your direct competitor to license it

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Never gonna happen.  Skype is owned by microsoft and will stay on Xbox

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Surprisingly it may happen - http://www.handytips.info/1567/microsoft-we-want-skype-on-ps4/


I highly Doubt it.  Unless Sony is willing to pay Lots and lots of $$$

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Never gonna happen.  Skype is owned by microsoft and will stay on Xbox


Actually, Microsoft promised "to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms" when they took over Skype.

 

We had Skype for the PSP and Vita, even after MS took ownership of Skype.

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Learn to read. Microsoft only allowed it on the handheld devices because they don't have a vested stake in that market. Now if they had a handheld device they would be making Sony pay out the butt for Skype on vita or PSP.

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