Considering the diminutive size of Nintendo Switch game cards, it only seems like a matter of time before one slides into the couch and just disappears into the ethereal world of missing socks. Some players prefer to have a digital collection to avoid the problem, but that can make it harder to share games and require extra storage via a microSD card. Luckily, there are plenty of great options for keeping track of your collection of games when you're home or on the go while also protecting them from being damaged. These are the best Nintendo Switch cartridge cases for players that prefer a physical game collection.
If you are one of those Nintendo fans who exclusively prefer licensed products, then Hori has you covered. Hori manufactures accessories for just about every console under the sun, including a huge line of officially licensed products for the Switch. This case will hold a total of 24 game cards in addition to the space it offers for the storage of memory cards. If you are looking for a lot of storage and that official Nintendo seal, then this is the way to go.
If you're looking for a case with a bit more style, you can show off your love for specific Nintendo games with this officially licensed case. Choose from six versions inspired by Minecraft, Super Mario, and Zelda. Each of them holds 12 Switch games in form-fitting rubber slots that will keep them secure and snaps shut for easy portability.
Store up to 24 Switch games plus two memory cards in holders that make it easy to slip the cartridges in and out. The highly compact case comes in red, blue, and black to match the Switch colors. Whichever you pick, it's backed by a one-year warranty.
Designed to look like a Pokédex, this aluminum case is small enough to fit inside your Nintendo Switch travel case or in your pocket. You can fit six game cards in rubber slots that will protect them from damage while the metal snaps keep them securely inside.
If you have an extensive Switch game collection, your best bet will be this case featuring four flaps of elastic pouches to hold a total of 80 games or memory cards. It's easy to slip the cartridges in and out, and the semi-hard shell will keep them safe. The leather cover also looks pretty stylish.
Box it up
Keep your games tidy and even discreetly on display with a Nintendo themed cube. When this box opens up, there is storage for 16 game cards inside and you have the bonus of a decorative gaming accessory to keep next to your Switch. There are options from Pikachu, to Minecraft zombie, or even the iconic Mario question mark block.
Uniting old and new
Store your new Nintendo games in a case that looks like an old system, the Game Boy Color. Not only does this give a great hit of nostalgia, but it also carries a huge amount of games for big collections at 48 game card slots. With that amount of games, you're likely to need some extra storage space on your system, so it also has slots behind the game cards to store your microSD cards. While we personally love the Game Boy design, there are other colors available as well.
Switch it out
The switch blade style of this highly portable and compact design allows you to carry up to 12 games in a very small space. It comes with a clip to attach to a bag or even on your belt loop to keep it secure and close. There are four different storage rows that come out individually carrying 3 games each. It even comes with a 365 day warranty with Mumba, so if you have product problems they will help!
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While many Nintendo Switch games are only available digitally, if you prefer to have a physical collection, you'll want to make sure it's safe and secure. There's nothing worse than wanting to sit down and play a game but being unable to locate it, except for maybe finding that the cartridge has been smashed or ruined by a spill. We recommend picking up the HORI Game Card Case as it's affordable and made specifically for Switch games.
Devoted Pokémon fans might like the FUNLAB Premium Game Card Case since it's designed to look like a Pokédex, though it only fits six cartridges. If you've got a bigger selection of games you want to keep secure, you can opt for the Sisma 80-Game Cartridge Holders Storage Case. Whatever you choose, you're sure to find value and peace of mind in having your games all in one place.
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