You Can Now Dress up Your PS Vita, 3DS or Wii U GamePad Like Famicom Controllers

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 30, 2013

If you feel that your favorite portable console (or the Gamepad of your Wii U) looks too modern, Datel Japan just released something that could help you out.

The company just released three adorable “Retro Cases” made of a rather authentic combination of plastic and aluminum that basically lets your modern piece of hardware take on the look and colors of the old and glorious controllers of the Famicom, the original and much more classy-looking Japanese version of the grey and fairly drab NES.

The PS Vita case is the cheapest of the bunch, costing only 1,500 Yen (little less than 15 bucks), the Wii U version costs 1,980 Yen (about 20 bucks), while the 3DS XL version costs 1,800 yen (a little over $18), but for some reason loses in authenticity, since it doesn’t feature the iconic double black line of the Famicom’s controllers. You can check them all out in the gallery below and join the nostalgia party.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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