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Which Nintendo Switch case is right for you?

The Nintendo Switch’s portability is awesome, but it’s also one of its flaws. Thankfully, there’s a Nintendo Switch case out there built for everyone from weekend warriors to daily commuters. Even if you mostly game at home, these cases are so affordable that you’ll want to nab one right now just in case you have a last-minute trip in your future.

1) Basic case

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This case is a “no muss, no fuss” option. The hard lining protects your Switch from accidental drops. There’s even a space for up to 14 games and a small slot for accessories like a spare charger. It’s also less than $10.

Price on Amazon: $9.99

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2) Deluxe cases featuring Nintendo characters

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Face it: you bought your Switch to play first-party hits like Mario, Zelda, and Splatoon. Show off your fandom with one of six designs featuring all your favorite Nintendo greats. Plus, the case is built tough to protect your precious console. It comes with two cartridge holders to hold up to eight games.

Price on Amazon: $15.99+

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3) Heavy duty case

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If you game extra hard, you need a case that can handle all you throw at it. This case wraps around your console like a suit of armor and absorbs most anything you throw at it. The bumper takes all shocks and drops, and the back is totally scratch resistant. Not only does it protect your Switch, but the rubberized back will enhance grip and comfort.

Price on Amazon: $17.99

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4) Protective travel case

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Are you the kind of gamer who travels a bunch? This case is built with you in mind. It’s big enough to carry your console, the Joy-Con grip, charger, and up to 18 Switch cartridges. But the best part is how accessible your Switch will be. The second you open the case up, it acts as a makeshift dock to prop up your console to play and charge it at the same time. Say goodbye to boredom on trains and airplanes.

Price on Amazon: $17.99

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5) Universal travel case

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I understand: it’s impossible for you to leave the house without your Switch console. And because you won’t settle for just playing in portable mode, you’ve got to drag your dock along too. This case carries all that and more. There’s also plenty of room for your games, various cords, your Joy-Con Grip, and a few controllers. If you’re schlepping to a friends house or a family reunion, count on this case to bring the joy.

Price on Amazon: $22.99

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6) Elite Player backpack

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This is strictly for Switch fans who simply won’t mess around when it comes to their precious console. There’s a reason it’s an “Elite Player” backpack. It comfortably fits every part of your console including the dock in illustrated internal pockets. And because of its padded straps, it feels nearly weightless when you’re lugging it around. It’s a godsend for any gamer on the go.

Price on Amazon: $29.99 (regularly $39.99)

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.

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