Switch Lite gets an official case in Japan

Will Nintendo bring it over to the US?

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Switch Lite Case

An official case for the Switch Lite.


The arrival of  Nintendo's portable-only Switch Lite is only weeks away and now the pocket-sized game system is getting an official case -- in Japan anyway.

A listing for the official Switch Lite case showed up for preorder on Nintendo's Japan website Friday. It's listed for 3,758 yen, or approximately $35, and is set for release on Nov. 1. Nintendo's US website currently doesn't have a listing for the case. It's unclear if the accessory will come to the US. 

The snap-on case has a flip cover and two bumps on the outside, corresponding to the analog sticks on the Switch Lite. Amazon Japan also has a listing for the case and does ship internationally. 

Switch Lite Case

How the Switch Lite case will look when playing. 

Amazon Japan

The Switch Lite releases on Sept. 20. The new variant of the console will be small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and have a longer battery life than the original Switch. But you can't connect it to a TV. 

Originally published on Aug. 30, 10:36 a.m. PT.
Update, 2:26 p.m. PT: Adds background details. 

Watch this: Are you ready to make the Nintendo Switch Lite switch? (The Daily Charge, 8/28/2019)