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Nintendo surprised just about everyone today with the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS, a new, cheaper, and 3D-less version of its popular 3DS handheld. We decided to ask our Twitter  and Facebook followers what they thought of the new hardware. Below are some of your responses.

Also, if you have an opinion on the 2DS that you can’t express in 140 characters or fewer, then try writing a story for GamesBeat Unfiltered. Check out our “about” page and find out how to make an account if you haven’t already. And why not make it a funny story and give yourself a chance to win a free game while you’re at it?

Anyway, here’s a sampling of some of your comments:

And here are some thoughts from Facebook:

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Phuc-An Nguyen: Back to the drawing board unless your key audience are 7-12 year old kids.

Douglas Mercier: Looks like a kid designed it.

Tim Foerst: Yeah, I’m not quite sure why they made their portable system less portable. The price is right though.

Tristan Damen: Concept and price are great. Design – not so much.

Thanks to everyone who responded!

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