Nintendo DS thumbstrap

The kids over at IGN got their hands on an early-release Nintendo DS handheld gaming machine, and they seem both excited and perplexed.  You see, the DS comes with a thumbstrap to allow players to use the touchscreen without greasing it up.  Interesting, though, that the game that comes with the DS isn't stylus-oriented.  Rather, they're using the touchscreen as a thumb controller, sort of like an analog stick.  Will the DS touchscreen become more of a thumb-screen, like a big joystick, instead of the stylus screen we all imagined?  Based on the game lineup, it seems this may be possible.


Nintendo DS out of the box, one thumb down. On the screen.