Can anyone recommend a good 3DS XL case?

#1 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

I recently bought a 3DS XL, and I'm really glad I did. So far I'm liking it even more than I expected to.

However, there seems to be a real lack of cases out there for it, and I was hoping that some of you guys could let me know what you are using. I found a couple on Amazon of course, but the selection is really thin. I would prefer a small hard case with room for a few games and maybe the charger, but I'm happy to hear any and all suggestions. I mostly just want to avoid having to toss it loose into my bag.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1862 posts) -

I'd normally say that a case wouldn't be necessary, since I've found Nintendo handhelds to be generally pretty sturdy. A PSP or Vita might lend itself more to having a case with their exposed screens and buttons, but the clamshell design does a decent enough job protecting the sensitive bits. But I do see the value in having a case or bag or whatever that you can use to keep your games and charger and all that together.

On a side note, I mentioned that a case isn't necessary because the screens and buttons aren't exposed, but the shoulder buttons are exceptions. And on both my DS and my DS Lite, the shoulder buttons (usually the L, first, for some reason) eventually crapped out on me. I guess what I'm saying is that I may not be the best judge of how much protection these things need ¬_¬

#3 Posted by Linkster7 (1103 posts) -

From back in the day when I used to buy that sorta stuff, I remember Hori being the brand to get. But take that with a grain of salt, it's been a while for me.

#4 Edited by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

They're not exactly cheap, but waterfield is where I go for gear pouches and cases.

The city slicker for 3DS/DSi and Vita are pretty great. As is the gear pouch pro if you need to hold more. They're not hard cases, but they're probably all the protection you need. Unless you're afraid you'll drive your car over it or something.

PDP makes some ok stuff.... you get what you pay for. I'm sure you saw those on Amazon though.

#5 Edited by Ducksworth (670 posts) -

The one I'm currently using:

If you're in Canada, you can get it for a heck of a lot cheaper too:

It's a case for a DSi XL but the two consoles are conveniently almost exactly the same size. It only holds 3 games + the one in the handheld itself so that might be seen as a negative and there's no room for the charger either but it's well padded and a nice snug fit. Action shot:

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