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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 (opens in new tab) if you did?

Sources: Andriasang (opens in new tab) and Impress (opens in new tab)

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.