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The best Boxing Day Nintendo Switch accessories for your new console

Boxing Day Nintendo Switch accessories
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Were you lucky enough to get a brand new Nintendo Switch for Christmas? If you did, or even if you've always had one, you should look into some great Nintendo Switch accessories to go with it. Boxing Day and other post- Christmas deals can be surprisingly lucrative, so now is the time to buy those must-have Nintendo Switch accessories, from cool protective cases, extra Joy-Con controllers, or bonus memory cards, we've got everything you could possibly need for your Nintendo Switch (and then some). Check it out below. 

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Best Nintendo Switch games
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Don't worry, we've also got any Boxing Day offers that will help you save, so keep an eye on this page and check back whenever you can. We don't think many of the Nintendo Switch accessories deals will last very long, so make sure to jump on something if it catches your eye. Nintendo products famously retain their value, so grabbing them at a reduced cost is quite the steal. Lucky for you, our deal-hunting software keeps all of these prices up-to-date so you can snag something before others are even aware it exists.

Happy shopping!

Best Nintendo Switch cases

First up in our list of essential Nintendo Switch accessories is a protective case. Thanks to the console's portability, grabbing something to keep it safe while you're on the go is a sound plan - nobody wants their brand-new tech to fall and smash all over the floor, after all. Hardened shells help avoid any knocks or drops your Switch may experience, while carry cases are used to transport the system, games, and any Nintendo Switch accessories you need in the great outdoors.

If you want more options, don't miss our dedicated guide to the best case for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch cases

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Orzly Nintendo Switch case

This is an excellent case for Switch because it can carry so much; you'll be able to fit the console, controllers, games, cables, and more inside. It's fairly cheap as well, and that's always a bonus following Christmas.

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Mumba shell

If you want to keep your Switch safe while playing on it, this grippy and secure shell will do the trick. It also fits inside the Orzly carry case we mentioned above, making the console protected regardless of whether it's being used or not.

Nintendo Switch Lite cases

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Orzly Nintendo Switch Lite case

Because the Switch Lite is a handheld-only console, you'll definitely need a good case to keep it safe while you're out and about. This Orzly case is the best of the bunch. It's a bit smaller than the Orzly case for a normal Switch, but you'll still get a few games and accessories in there too.

Nintendo Switch controllers

The Nintendo Switch is at its best when played with others, and for that you'll need bonus controllers. There are a couple of different versions to choose from, but don't worry - it's not complicated. Joy-Cons are the remote-like handsets that come with the console itself, and more are readily available via all major retailers. Because each pair can be split between two people, there's no need to buy more than one extra set if you want a four-player game of something like Mario Kart. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers are traditional video game handsets that you may find a little more comfortable - for those who are keen to lose themselves in single-player experiences like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a Pro Controller is for you.

Want more detail on what's available? Check out this page of cheap Nintendo Switch controllers

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

Want extra controllers for multiplayer sessions of games like Mario Kart? The Joy-Cons are your best option. We'd recommend getting a pair, as it's generally better value for money. You don't need a pair for each person either (you can use one Joy-Con each), so that saves yet more cash.

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

If you'd prefer something a little more traditional, you can't do better than a Pro Controller - they're comfortable, precise, and excellently made. We'd recommend picking up the official Nintendo versions, as these are generally the best ones.

Best Nintendo Switch memory cards

Nintendo Switch memory cards - also known as 'SD cards' - are arguably the most important accessory for this console. You see, the Switch only comes with 32GB of internal memory out of the box. That may sound like plenty, but you'll quickly fill it up thanks to downloads, updates, and new games. Most standard SD cards are compatible with the Switch so long as they have a read speed of 100mb/s, but we'd recommend the SanDisk 128GB version. As well as being made by a well-respected manufacturer, 128GB is also more than enough storage to keep you going for a while.

To get more suggestions, head over to this Nintendo Switch SD cards page.

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SanDisk is one of the biggest and best brands when it comes to memory cards, and their 128GB model is perfect for Switch - it'll give you more than enough space for a long time to come. It's also very cheap. If you're happy to spend a little more, there's also an official Nintendo version with a cute power-up mushroom design from the Mario series.

As a staff writer for our Hardware team, Benjamin looks after many of the buying guides, board game features, deals, and tech reviews you’ll see on GamesRadar+.