The system, which carries a $129.99 suggested retail price and will launch the same day as "Pokemon X and Y," is intended to attract non-gamers to the platform. Completely backwards compatible with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. it also carries all the same features of the the 3DS, such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, online multiplayer functionality and the ability to download games, just minus the 3D capability.
“The Nintendo 2DS system expands the Nintendo 3DS family,” Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing said in the press release. “At such an attractive price, and with such a huge library of games, it’s a great gift, no matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season.”
Nintendo also announced that red and blue carrying cases will be available for the system at launch for $12.99.