Nintendo announced that they will also be releasing the Crystal Red and Crystal Blue
Nintendo 2DS Systems in North America. They were previously announced for the United Kingdom and Europe
where they were just release on November 7th, 2014 but they are called the Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue
. They will be available for purchase in North America on November 21st, 2014, the same day Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Nintendo Introduces Crystal Red And Crystal Blue Nintendo 2DS Systems
Nov. 11, 2014 - With a durable design and lower price point, Nintendo 2DS is a great first-time system for kids or anyone new to portable gaming. Its unique combination of video game fun and value will become even clearer on Nov. 21 when Nintendo launches new Crystal Red and Crystal Blue Nintendo 2DS systems at a suggested retail price of $99.99 each. Kids will love the slick semi-transparent design, and gamers of all ages will enjoy having access to a library of more than 3,000 games, including the recently launched Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and other great games like Mario Kart 7 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
The Crystal Red and Crystal Blue systems are launching alongside Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next great Pokémon adventures coming to retail stores, Nintendo.com and the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.
The Nintendo 2DS system plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, is backward compatible with a huge library of Nintendo DS games and also offers the ability to download games from the Nintendo eShop. The system maintains many of the same hardware and connected features as Nintendo 3DS such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, Miiverse and online multiplayer functionality. Without any hinges, Nintendo 2DS is an affordable, durable gaming system and offers a great entry point into the Nintendo hand-held experience.