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The best case for Nintendo Switch in 2019

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Why pick up one of the best cases for Nintendo Switch? Well, when Nintendo made the Switch it did not make it out of marshmallow, toffee or crispbread, but chunky grey plastic. It was meant to be a portable device from the start, so has some defence against scuffs, knocks and scratches. However, there’s one thing you can do to prevent damage to your beloved console - buy a case.

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There are advantages that the best cases for Nintendo Switch provide that the console itself does not. Storage of games or the fiddly Nintendo Switch SD cards it relies on for expanded storage, for example. Drop a Micro SD once and you might find it, drop it again and it’s gone forever. And with capacities up to 256GB available at reasonable prices, that’s a lot of data to mislay on the carpet. If that’s what you’re looking for, then consider one of the soft cases, often made from leather-like material, that will protect the screen of your Switch from scratches while zipped up, and is perfect for throwing in another bag for those days when you want to carry your Switch around with some books and perhaps a gaming laptop.

Then there are harder cases, often made from some soft of impact-resistant plastic. These offer a better degree of protection, perhaps if you’re throwing your Switch into the back seat of a car, or want something that remains attached to the body of the console while you play. Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered with our Nintendo Switch case recommendations below. And who knows - maybe you'll find a new case during the Amazon Prime Day game deals in July.

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Orzly Nintendo Switch carry case

This case is larger than the official Nintendo one, 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.

best case for Nintendo Switch

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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.

best case for Nintendo Switch

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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.

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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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