Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that the PS Vita now has a Skype video calling app.  PS Vita owners can use either the front or the back camera, while the app will run in the background during games and other usage; though some games will not allow incoming calls to be received during play.

“Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose,” said Manrique Brenes, senior director, consumer electronics group at Skype. “With the launch of Skype for PS Vita, we are taking another step towards our ultimate goal of making Skype video calling available on every platform, all over the world, and meeting the demands of existing PlayStation users to offer video on a gaming console.”