By Ben Lonstein
May 26, 2020
Zelda, Mario, Pokémon and more! Here are our picks for the greatest Nintendo Switch carrying cases to protect your Switch and travel in
From the legendary Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the critically-acclaimed Super Mario Odyssey, it is no suprise that Nintendo’s latest gaming system has taken off across the globe. Three years since it’s launch in 2017, the Switch is still flying off store shelves and outselling Microsoft’s and Sony’s offerings every month.
The remarkable hybrid design has allowed the flashy gaming device to be extremely flexible. Featuring handheld mode, tabletop mode and even the ability to dock to a TV - the Switch transforms our expectations for a Nintendo gaming experience. Not to mention the consistent stream of high-quality titles which Nintendo have been pumping out, such as the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s which is now the best-selling Switch game of all time in Japan. And with new titles like Paper Mario: The Origami King having been announced just recently, it seems Nintendo has no plans to slow down.
Regardless of which game you’re playing right now, it is important to have a case that is just as fashionable and functional as the Switch console itself. As the console is portable and features just an easily-scratched plastic display, it is highly advised to make sure you have a carrying case to keep everything in good condition.
When travelling with your Switch, a carrying case is essential. But with such a large variety of cases available, we know it is hard to find one that is right for you. So here we have collated some of the best Nintendo Switch carrying cases to carry your Switch in style! Check them out below.
Check out this sleek, compact and officially licensed case featuring a stylish Mario-themed design! This case includes a handy inner-flap which can hold up to 5 games. It even folds up into a console stand too, perfect for tabletop mode play. Mesh pockets can be found on the internal felt lining for even more games or small accessories. Bluemouth, the accessory manufacturer, also has a great Zelda-themed case available too.
Nintendo’s very own official carrying case is low-profile, well-built and even includes a screen protector too. The case is pure black barring the large Nintendo Switch logo centred on the outside. The case includes an organising pad to store 5 Switch game cartridges and two Joy-Con straps. It can also double as a stand for the Switch itself. If you want a case made by Nintendo themselves, this is your best bet! A fancy Animal Crossing edition is also available.
This very functional case from PDP is full of all sorts of nifty tricks. This case, unlike many other cases for the system, makes use of a cover-flip design. This means no pesky zippers, and the case can actually stay on while playing games! The slim protective design folds and magnetically attaches for 3 modes of use - play-on mode, screen stand mode and cover mode. This case offers Joy-Con and screen protection, as well as additional grips on the back of the console to help improve comfort when using handheld mode. It really is very functional!
Keep your switch protected with this awesome case from RDS. The red exterior has a cool Poké-Ball design across the whole front, as well as a full-colour Poké-Ball in the corner. This case is officially licensed and even has a useful handle on top to help make carrying it a breeze. The interior contains a zipped compartment and game-cartridge slots too. It is a great case for any Pokémon fan!
Super Mario fans rejoice! This brilliant, officially-licensed Super Mario inspired case proudly displays a fantastic Mario graphic of the character across the entire front of the case. The back and sides are a matching red colour and even the inside is themed with a sleek black-and white checkerboard design. This sturdy carrying case is hard and durable, with a glossy full-coloured print on the front. Mesh pockets for cables and headphones and 10 game cartridge slots allow this slim design to store all you need.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most defining games of our generation so it is only natural to want to have it proudly displayed on your case! Luckily, Hori has you covered with their sleek Zelda design. The slim design allows for maximum portability, and the outer-pocket leaves some room for any accessories you may need to carry. The case has a slick print of BOTW Link on a sleek teal background. The rest of the case is covered in a Hyrule-inspired pattern and has a gold BOTW logo just above the pocket.
More of a Luigi type of guy? That’s okay! PDP’s Luigi Camo case is just the one for you! The cool Luigi character design overlays the seek green camo pattern. Luigi’s classic catchphrase “Okie Dokie!” is proudly displayed in a big white font too! The case is constructed from a rigid EVA material, and has storage for games and various accessories too. An interior Velcro-strap helps to secure the console in place and it is also officially licensed by Nintendo. This neat Yoshi design is available too!
Do you need to carry a lot with your Switch? Like, A TONNE? Well, this deluxe case has you covered! This large case includes space for HDMI and USB cables, Game Cards, Micro SDs, the Switch AC adaptor and power chord, the Nintendo Switch dock, a Joy-Con Grip or even an entire Switch Pro Controller. WIth this much space, you can bring your entire gaming setup wherever you go! The rugged hard-shell and convenient handle allow for portability and storage, although it is much larger than your typical case.
If you have ever wanted an aluminium Zelda-themed case for your Nintendo Switch then you are in luck! This premium case looks amazing with an aluminium finish and gorgeous black/gold Zelda design. This high-quality accessory includes a cushioned internal divider for additional game-cart storage, and an officially-licensed Zelda artwork. This cool Mario edition is available too!
If the Deluxe Traveller Case isn’t doing it for you, then maybe PDP’s high-storage Commuter Case will suit your style better. The large case allows for a Pro Controller, Ac Adapter, Power Bank, Additional Joy-Cons, 14 games and other small accessories as well as your Switch! The stylish and simple design is mostly grey fabric with a pop of red on the zipper and handle. The Nintendo-Switch logo is also proudly displayed on the front. If you just need to carry absolutely everything for your Switch - this case will do the job!
If you have just bought a new Nintendo Switch then a high-quality starter pack can be a really great value. GoPlay’s kit contains a high-quality hard travel case with room for game cards and straps. To sweeten the deal a bit, a GoPlay grip-stand is included too, which attaches to the Switch for a more comfortable handheld gaming experience, and doubles as a stand for table-top gameplay too. A pair of thumb buttons, two game card cases, a Micro SD card case and even a cleaning cloth is thrown in too. If you need some Switch essentials, GoPlay really does offer a great bundle.
Your Switch would look great inside of this premium case from HORI! This high-quality, compact and easy-to-use pouch is decorated with a sleek embossed monogram design based on everyone’s favourites Pokémon - Pikachu!. It also packs in a handy outer pocket for additional storage room. The minimal design of the case is based off of lightning bolts, Pikachu’s signature move. The small patch in the corner reads “Pikachu” and shows off a stylish Pikachu silhouette.
The recently released Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a smash hit across the globe! To celebrate, RDS have launched a swish New
Horizons design for their GT Deluxe Case. This case showcases all our favourite Animal Crossing residents on a full-colour print on the
front. To complete the look, the zippers are even leaf-shaped too! The case doubles as a stand for table-top mode too, and has included game
card storage slots.
Well, there you have it! These are our picks for the best Nintendo Switch carrying cases to protect your Switch in style! While there is a lot of choice, whichever one you pick from the list will do the job awesomely!