Want to turn your Vita into a DualShock with a screen? Here's how

Not everybody is satisfied with the way Vita fits into their hands, thanks to its wide screen and stick placement. But there's an app for that! Well, there is if by 'app', you mean, 'application of a plastic peripheral that makes the Vita look like a DualShock ate a TV'. It's actually happened - look no further than Datel's Ashisuto Guripu or 'Assist Grip' for us Westerners.

It's designed to ergonomically fit your hands and replicate that lovely, friendly feeling of a PlayStation DualShock controller.

Above: There it is on a Vita and ready to sell to plastic-loving gamers everywhere

And just to prove it does indeed fit snugly into a person's hands:

Above: Are we cruel enough to say the sticks are now too low for comfort? Yes. Yes we are

Looks dangerously similar to those plastic accessories you can get for Wii-motes, but at least the intention here is to make your gaming device feel more like a gaming device, rather than a tiny plastic golf club.

Would you buy this accessory? And would you still look as achingly hip as the men in these lifestyle pics if you did?

Sources: Andriasang and Impress


  • weazel14ls - February 15, 2012 7:50 p.m.

    I got the Vita trigger grips.Now I just have to get my Vita :( Got them at Gamestop,if they R not comfortable i can return them.
  • electrofreeze - January 26, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    I haven't held a Vita in my hands yet, but I've had problems with hand cramping on the PSP (and the DS especially, as well) so if this add-on helped make the Vita more comfortable for long-term play sessions, I could see myself using it.
  • Will.E 304 - January 24, 2012 8:05 p.m.

    Way better than the 3DS stand revealed by Nintendo recently
  • Spybreak8 - January 23, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Yup, looks like what they have for the 3DS. I'd bet it reduces hand cramps as well.
  • therawski - January 23, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    Makes it look like a baterang! ( I am the Night! )
  • Fuzunga - January 23, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    How's this for batarang?
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 23, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    I can see the use for it, but I don't want it. The PSP had a lot of gripes about comfort, but I didn't have a problem, so I'm thinking the Vita will be the same way.
  • Japanaman - January 23, 2012 6:30 a.m.

    Get a grip, people! Go buy one today!
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 23, 2012 7 a.m.

    Hahahahahaha...HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA... heh...heh... HAHAHAHAHA. I see what you did there... Very punny.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 23, 2012 5:54 a.m.

    If and when I buy a Vita, I'd consider getting this attachment. Playing my old PSP and even my DS causes too much strain on my manly, masculine hands... This would really help, nothing feels better than a Playstation controller. I usually have backpack or at last big pockets so portability isn't really affected here.
  • Squander - January 23, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    kinda like it! for use at home it may be useful
  • Kermit1970 - January 23, 2012 5:31 a.m.

    "Ashisuto Guripu" sounds a fuck of a lot better than "Assist Grip"
  • d21lewis - January 23, 2012 5:18 a.m.

    I didn't even know these things existed until a guy I work with broke out his PSP and a similar peripheral a few months ago. I own a PSP but I never had a problem with comfort. I did check to see if they had these for the 3DS and, to my surprise, they did! Bought one for that console (made by CTA) and now, I can't game without it. These grips do make a world of difference.....but you sacrifice a little portability.
  • kc2 - January 23, 2012 4:57 a.m.

    I would. I've never bought any type of accessory like this. I have to for this.
  • lewis42025 - January 23, 2012 4:57 a.m.

    I think if i bought a vita, I would look into this. But yes, the sticks do look too low now -____-
  • MasterBhater - January 23, 2012 4 a.m.

    This is actually pretty cool, but it wouldn't fit into my pocket so...kind of useless

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