PS Vita as a PC Game Controller

This guide will show you how to use your PS Vita as a game controller for your PC. VitaStickUno is a homebrew app and plugin by newrcc that allow your PS Vita to be recognised as a USB game controller for PC. It is a modified version of VitaStick by xerpi with additional features and improved stability. With VitaStickUno you’ll be able to use your PS Vita as a PC game controller that works with your games seamlessly and is perfect for emulators that are better suited for the simple control scheme of the PS Vita.

Required Downloads:

PlayStation Vita with Custom Firmware

  • The VitaStickUno homebrew app require a PS Vita running CFW such as HENkaku or h-encore

PS Vita USB Cable

  • VitaStick requires the USB cable to connect your PS Vita to a Windows PC to use it as a USB game controller

Installing VitaStickUno

  1. On your PS Vita, launch VitaShell and press [Select] to enter FTP modevitashell vita ftp ip address
  2. Enter the address displayed on the PS Vita in your PC file browser e.g. vita vitashell ftp folder
  3. On your PC file browser, copy vitastick.skrpx to the ur0:/tai/ folder on your PS Vitavita ur0 tai vitastick .skprx
  4. Go to the ux0: and create a folder called vpk if it doesn’t already existvita ux0 vpk folder
  5. CopyVitaStickUno.vpk to the ux0:/vpk/ folder on your PS Vitavita vpk folder ftp
  6. Press [Circle] on your PS Vita to close the FTP connection when the transfer is complete
  7. In VitaShell, go to theur0: -> /tai/ folder
  8. Highlight config.txt and press [Cross] to edit the filevita ur0 tai config .txt
  9. Highlight a line below *KERNEL and press [Triangle] -> [Insert empty line]vita ur0 tai insert empty line
  10. Highlight the empty line and press [Cross] to edit
  11. Enter ur0:tai/vitastick.skprx and press [Circle]vita ur0 tai vitastick plugin
  12. Press [Circle] to exit the editor and press [Cross] Save your changes
  13. Go to ux0: -> /vpk/ then highlight VitaStickUno.vpk
  14. Press [Cross] to install it and confirm the extended permissions promptps vita vitashell install vpk
  15. Exit VitaShell when the installation is complete and restart your PS Vita for the changes to take place
  16. If you do not have permanent custom firmware via Ensō, reload your exploit
  17. Launch the VitastickUno bubble in your LiveAreavitastick uno newrcc
Your Vita should now enter USB controller mode and work with your PC. Press [Start] + [Cross] to exit the application.

Configuring Vita Controller on PC

Your PS Vita should be recognised as a game controller when VitaStickUno is running, you can check if your inputs are being registered correctly by going to [Control Panel] -> [Devices and Printers]. Right-click the PS Vita icon and select [Game controller settings]vitastick control panel game controller settings

Click [Properties] in the next window to view and test the PS Vita’s inputs and calibration settingsvitastick control panel game controller

Your PS Vita will function as a genuine game controller so it will compatible with most Windows and Steam games right out of the box. However, some older titles are not compatible with game controllers an you will need to bind keys to your controller buttons using the JoyTokey application to use a controller in these games.joytokey setup vita controller

PS Vita Controller Solutions


  • The Moonlight homebrew app by xyzz can be used to play PC games on your PS Vita via remote play using the Nvidia GameStream technology

PS4 Remote Play

  • You can play PS4 games on your PS Vita using the official Remote Play function
  • PS4 Remote play can be unlocked on a 5.05 console without signing into PSN by using the PS4 Remote Play Enabler


  • ds4vita and ds3vita are plugins that allow you to use your PS3/PS4 controllers for your PS Vita, perfect for playing multiplayer PSX games in Adrenaline
  • ds4vita and ds3vita can be downloaded and installed directly to your Vita using the Autoplugin homebrew app