The best Nintendo Switch cases (August 2018)

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So you just bought a Switch. Nice one! Great little console, isn't it. The first thing you need to do next is buy the best Nintendo Switch case you can find, because not only is it going to make your console look great when you take it out into the wide world, but it's also going to protect your investment from bumps, falls, and the horror of screen-smashing. Getting the right case for your Switch is absolutely essential, and they're not particularly expensive, so getting one is a bit of a no-brainer. But where do you start?

First decision you need to make is this: do you want protection or style? You can have both in some of the best Nintendo Switch cases, but you can get some excellent specialized cases that either look beautiful or offer amazing safety for your console and games. The official cases are a good place to start if you want safe and practical - they come with slots for games and extra SD cards for Nintendo Switch. Unofficial cases tend to offer better designs, but they can be less sturdy and don't always offer the pockets and slots you need to carry ALL your Switch swag with you. Some of the best Nintendo Switch bundle deals actually come with a case, so maybe you've already got one, but if not... read on for our guide to the best Nintendo Switch cases available today, at the cheapest prices.

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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.

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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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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.

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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