Hey guys, I know how to solve PlayStation's online woes in the next gen!

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#1 enterawesome
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Skype.

Yep, that's it. The only thing people want out of PSN they don't already have is party chat. With Skype integration, you not only have the ability to chat with people playing different games in a big lobby, but as an added bonus you can even talk to people on their PC or phones. NOT ONLY THAT but Sony won't even have to run the servers themselves! So it's cost effective for them and the users.

So now PSN is free and has every feature that XBL has and even better. PS4 online wins.

Where do I get my money?

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#2 psymon100
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Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

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#3 finalstar2007
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Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

psymon100

Skype is on PSVita.

it can happen on any system

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#4 enterawesome
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Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

psymon100
Well it supports iOS and Linux so not really.
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#5 LegatoSkyheart
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You'll need more than Skype, you'll need brand Loyalty.

But if you realize the general masses usually go where the developers go.

Many say the SNES was great but that was because there was a lot of 3rd Party Support. Many would say the N64 or Playstation were great, because of the third party support.

Some say Gamecube was good, but many say PS2 was amazing, that's all thanks to the 3rd party.

Look at the 360. What happened there? 3rd Party Happened. Xbox 360 had more 3rd Party Support than the PS3 and Wii and that's why it was the more popular system. (The Wii sold a lot due to Media hype.)

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#6 DarkLink77
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Microsoft licensing Skype to Sony for one of their consoles would be so f*cking funny.

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#7 CanYouDiglt
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[QUOTE="psymon100"]

Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

finalstar2007

Skype is on PSVita.

it can happen on any system

Because Microsoft has no plans for a handheld. They would not give it for another console usage or at least I doubt it.
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#8 jsmoke03
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i think ps should partner up with google to handle all the os stuff....so maybe skype wouldn't be such a problem....

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#9 Heil68
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Teamspeak or Ventrilo are miles better than Skype, besides MS would try and find a way to charge you $60 a year to use Skype.
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#10 psymon100
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[QUOTE="psymon100"]

Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

finalstar2007

Skype is on PSVita.

it can happen on any system

It can happen on any system is true. I know this, and that it is available on quite a few clients.

But might they (Microsoft) interfere with such a plan? (PS4 having Skype). I don't know, but they have the capacity to interfere.

Who knows what lengths MS would be willing to go to in order to gain an edge in the console market. MS don't have a product which direct competes against the PS Vita, but it is suspected they will for PS4.

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#11 enterawesome
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Microsoft licensing Skype to Sony for one of their consoles would be so f*cking funny.

DarkLink77
The Xbox brand isn't the end-all, be-all for MS, I really wonder whether or not the big wigs in Redwood actually give a sh*t what Skype is on. finalstar says it's on the vita and I don't doubt him, but there's only about five people in the world who would be able to verify that claim.
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#12 DarkLink77
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[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Microsoft licensing Skype to Sony for one of their consoles would be so f*cking funny.

enterawesome
The Xbox brand isn't the end-all, be-all for MS, I really wonder whether or not the big wigs in Redwood actually give a sh*t what Skype is on. finalstar says it's on the vita and I don't doubt him, but there's only about five people in the world who would be able to verify that claim.

It is on the Vita, and I'm sure Microsoft doesn't care. It's still very funny.
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#14 -Patrick_92-
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Just a basic Party Chat application or whatever would suffice. When I chat with friends on Vita I use the Party app, not Skype, but options are always nice. I understand that voice quality would probably be better on Skype...but doesn't seem that big of a deal to me, as long as I can clearly hear the people I'm talking to.

PS4/Orbis will have Party Chat, almost guaranteed seeing as it is in Vita.

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Ummm. Cool story.
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#16 FlamesOfGrey
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The PS Vita already has the features the PS3 is missing Cross Game Chat and a Party System. I don't see why it won't be in the PS4. Sony already said the reason it's not on PS3 is because of issues like ram.
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PS3 don't have RAM to spare for party chat.

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#18 OB-47
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The fact Skype is on Vita just shows MS is sorry for Sony for what a failure it is.

Skype being put on PS4 may happen but I doubt it

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#19 bobbetybob
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[QUOTE="psymon100"]

Microsoft own Skype.

Do you think this might interfere with your suggestion?

finalstar2007

Skype is on PSVita.

it can happen on any system

Since when did Microsoft have a console to compete against the Vita? If Microsoft let Sony license Skype for use on the PS3 they'd literally be handing them one of the Xbox's best features which is party chat, only a better version of it.
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#20 FlamesOfGrey
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The fact Skype is on Vita just shows MS is sorry for Sony for what a failure it is.

Skype being put on PS4 may happen but I doubt it

OB-47
The PS Vita does party system and cross game chat without Skype so, it doesn't matter anyway.
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#21 RR360DD
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All Sony need to do is start over and build a unified service thats completely integrated into the OS. And they need to stop copying Microsofts every move, they should start trying new things. And I mean features that will actually benefit people, not crap like Home.
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#22 campzor
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party chat? oh please....i dont even use it for my vita... i wouldnt care about it for the ps4... the only thing that matters is the online play...and its virtually the same, but free.