A lot of console peripherals sit under the umbrella of ‘unnecessary tat’, but finding the best case for Nintendo Switch is essential. Picture this: you’ve been blasting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Pokémon Let’s Go on the train when your handset slips and falls onto the sticky, gum-strewn floor. It then shatters into a million shards of sadness. Bummer.
That’s where protective shells and carry cases come in. Keeping your console safe while you’re out and about, they leave you free to play on your commute without worrying about a bout of butterfingers. We’d always recommend a case, not only because it protects your screen, but also because it allows you to store SD cards and games, but there are some good shells out there too. As luck would have it, we’ve pulled together deals on the best case for Nintendo Switch so you don’t have to. Want to see what else you can get to go with your Switch? Check out our list on the best Nintendo Switch accessories.
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Official Nintendo Switch accessory kit
This is the official Nintendo Switch carry case kit. Sure it costs a little more than some of the other options, but at least you know you're getting a quality-made product approved by Nintendo - it's arguably the best Nintendo Switch case out there. It comes with a screen protector and space to store the console, two Joy-Cons and five game cards. The black case is the standard version, but we've also spotted a red Super Mario Odyssey edition, although that one's a bit rare nowadays and increasingly expensive.
Mumba Nintendo Switch case
This tough protective case upgrades the armour rating of your Nintendo Switch in portable mode and has plenty of grip to ensure it doesn't slip out of your hands. If your Switch is played in handheld more often than on TV, this is a great option. It's worth noting though that you need to remove this case to put the console back in the dock for TV play and there's no screen protection if dropped face down beyond the protruding analogue sticks. We'd combine this with a zip up carry case (like the one below) to keep the screen free from accidental scratches. Available in multiple colours.
Orzly Nintendo Switch carry case
This case is larger than the official Nintendo one we mentioned earlier, meaning you can also fit in extra cables or another pair of Joy-Cons for some four-player action out in the wilds. A neat internal flap covers the screen ensuring the case's other contents don't scratch the screen. We also like how it's big enough to put the Switch in with a cover like the Mumba armor mentioned earlier in this article. Available in multiple colours.
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More Nintendo Switch case deals
Not found the right match in our selection above? Not to worry, there are plenty of cheap options available in our comparison chart below from multiple retailers.
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