Nintendo is slashing $30 off the recommended retail price of the Nintendo 2DS in North America.

The price drop to $99.99 comes into effect on August 30th. The system still comes bundled with Mario Kart 7.

Nintendo is hoping that the price drop will boost the sales of Little Battlers eXperience, which launches this week.

Here's what Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, had to say about the price drop:

At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers. The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan.

The 2DS is now the cheapest entry point to the 3DS market, but lacks the auto-stereoscopic 3D effect seen on other members of the 3DS family.