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DS Phat easier to play on?

The Pocket Gamer Blog tells a tale of crippling DS Lite use; how one man's right hand was hurt just having the time of his life with his DS Lite. Stating that games that ask the player to utilize the trigger buttons, more specifically the right trigger button, frequently have begun tearing his hand asunder as it is just too big for the system.

Being bloggers with big hands ourselves (we're manly men, who during their time away from blogging enjoy lumberjacking and wrestling crocodiles), we can't say that prolonged use of the console has affected us in the same way. However, upon looking over our collection of games, we do more often than not utilize the stylus. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Meteos, and Age of Empires: Age of Kings represent key roles in our DS Lite starting lineup. Even games that are played in a more traditional sense such as New Super Mario Bros. and Sonic Rush do not present us with this problem as use of the trigger buttons is not something those games ask us to do very often.

Still, it appears to be a legitimate problem for that reviewer. We can't imagine that the individual wouldn't be able to adjust how the handheld rests in his hands, however. Regardless, we'll pose the question to you fine readers and allow you to make our minds up for us. Is the DS Phat really easier to play on?

[Via Joystiq]

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