If you have a stack of Switch games and need an easy way to organize, transport, or even display them, then a case specifically for those games is the way to go. Here’s our take on what to look for in a good came case, along with our picks for the best Switch cases you can get now.
What to Look for in a Nintendo Switch Game Case
You don’t need anything too special for a game case, but you still want to make sure it’s a well-built product.
- Storage Capacity: Whether you have a collection of 3 or 30 Switch games, you’ll want your game case to hold what you currently own and still give you some room for expansion.
- Size: Portability is what makes the Switch unique; chances are, your Switch already takes up a considerable amount of space in your bag. You don’t want or need your game case doing the same.
- Protection: Switch games are expensive, each cartridge you own likely represents at least $30 of your hard-earned money. You want them to be safe and secure.
Why Buy a Dedicated Game Case?
You might look online and see many Switch carrying cases that include game cartridge storage on top of console, controller, and cable storage and think there’s no purpose in owning a dedicated game case. But, dedicated game cases are useful to those with physical Switch game collections for a couple of reasons.
First off, carrying cases are going to be larger than a dedicated game case with less overall cartridge storage. And while that’s fine if you need to store controllers, cables, or the console itself—those with greater cartridge storage needs will find them lacking. The smaller size of dedicated cases makes taking a large collection on-the-go much easier.
On top of storage and size advantages, having a dedicated game case is also useful for playing at home in docked mode. Having a small container next to your Switch to swap out physical games is quicker than taking them in and out of their respective retail boxes.
Best for Most People: HORI Game Card Case for Nintendo Switch
HORI is a well-known name in the world of Switch accessories—even being officially licensed by Nintendo—and its game case delivers an easy and cheap solution to the problem of Switch game storage.
There are 24 slots for game cartridges, with the option to store a microSD card in one slot. The case is made out of hard, transparent plastic and measures in at 4.7 x 6.1 inches, making it small enough to fit into a bag or backpack easily. If you have some physical switch games lying around and want a no-fuss option to store them, HORI’s a great choice for you.
Best for Travel: Younik Game Card Storage Box for Nintendo Switch
When it comes to keeping your Switch games safe and dry, few do it better than Younik. The polycarbonate shell of the case is tough and scratch-resistant, keeping your games protected from drops. And with a foam seal for waterproofing, your Switch games will be protected from any unexpected rainstorms or spills.
There are 16 tight, rubber slots for Switch cartridges with each having an optional microSD card slot as well—even if the most hardcore of Switch players won’t use them all. But, even if they’ll likely go unused, those additional slots don’t detract from the case in any way. Younik still kept the case slim (7.5 x 3.1 inches) and thin (0.75 inches), making it easy to store in any backpack or carry-on.
If you’re going on a trip and want to make sure your Switch games will be protected from all the uncertainty traveling has, Younik has the case for you.
Switch Game Holder, Younik Switch Game Card Case Compatible with NS Switch, Portable Game Memory Card Storage with 16 Card Slots, 16 Micro SD Cards Holder
Younik's game card storage box will make sure your Nintendo Switch games stay safe and dry.
Best for Collectors: UniKeep Game Case for Nintendo Switch
UniKeep creates many collector-focused products for items like baseball cards and stamps, and that focus bleeds right into its Switch case as well. With two large panels, each holding a maximum of 30 Switch games each, UniKeep’s case can easily double as both storage and a display piece. There are even multiple options when it comes to the art on the outside of the case.
This focus on collectors doesn’t make the case terrible for portability, though. Measuring at 9.5 x 7 inches and just being 0.75 thick, UniKeep’s case would be easy to store in a bag or backpack.
UniKeep Game Case for Nintendo Switch Cartridges - Holds 60 Games Securely in Foam
If you relish in collecting Switch games then the 60 slot UniKeep case is perfect for you.
Best Maximum Storage Capacity: Sisma 80 Game Cartridge Holder
If you’re looking for a game case that will cover your storage needs in the long-term, Sismas got you covered. Its game case has 80 sleeves for cartridges or microSD cards. The outer shell is durable and covered with a polyurethane leather to give it a more premium and sophisticated look.
Unlike most of the cases mentioned so far, Sisma opted for elastic sleeves for each cartridge rather than the typical molded slot. This maximizes storage capacity while keeping the case at a small size (7.4 x 4.9 x 2.1 inches). If you buy a lot of physical Switch games and intend to continue that habit, Sisma should be able to supply you with the storage you need for a long time.
sisma 80 Switch Game Holder Storage Case Compatible with Nintendo Switch Game Cards or SD Cards, Game Cartridges Organizer Hard Shell Travel Safekeeping Carrying Case, Brown
If you need all your Switch games in one place, Sisma's 80 cartridge case should be able to handle even the beefiest of libraries.