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Personalize Your Nintendo Switch: the Ultimate Guide for 2023

In this article, you will find the ultimate guide, updated to 2023, to personalize your Nintendo Switch console.

You will learn what part of the Switch can be customizable and all the different ways to personalize your favorite game console.

But now, let's get started and learn all there is about personalizing the Nintendo Switch!

Personalize Your Nintendo Switch: General FAQ

The following are the most common FAQs about personalizing your Nintendo Switch. They answer the questions:

  • What is a Nintendo Switch?
  • Can I personalize the look of a Nintendo Switch Console?
  • What part of the Switch can I customize?

What is a Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is a videogame console developed by Nintendo. It is a hybrid console that can be played both at home and on the go.

The Nintendo Switch family also includes the Lite and OLED models.

If you want to know more about the Nintendo Switch family, make sure you also check:

Can I Personalize the Look of a Nintendo Switch Console?

Yes, you can personalize the look of your NS to match your preferred style. 

What Part of the Switch Can I Customize?

The following is a list of parts that you can customize:

  • Case
  • Joysticks
  • Joy-Cons
  • Dock
  • Carrying Case
  • User-Interface (UI)

Personalize Your Nintendo Switch: List of Customizable Parts

Here you can find in more details all the customizable parts of your videogame console:

Custom Case

Your NS case can be personalized in many ways. Below you can find the most common ones, in order of importance:

  • You can design your case cover
  • You can get a protective case cover
  • You can apply vinyl skins or decals
  • You can apply stickers
  • You can manually paint your case

Design Your Nintendo Switch Case Cover

This is the most recommended method, if you want to really customize your console and personalize it with the photos, text, or clipart that you are really passionate about.

You can easily do so on our website, by clicking on 'Customization' in the top navigation or by clicking the title of this paragraph.

You will be taken to a simple design tool where you can upload photos, add text and stickers.

Once you are done, just click on 'Add to Cart' and our team will take care of the rest.

You will get a slim case with a shatter proof hard plastic design that fits your Nintendo Switch like a glove.

Slim & lightweight design with a minimal impact on the overall size of the switch.

Your custom design is permanently printed onto the case using state of the art printers and 3D sublimation.

This technology enables an edge-to-edge print that you will love.

This is by far the most recommended way to personalize your Switch.

Pros

✔️ You can create your own, unique design and style

✔️ It's easy to install and remove

✔️ It's made of high-quality material

✔️ It protects your console from bumps and scratches

Cons

❌ Available only for Nintendo Switch

❌ The only customizable part is the back of the Switch

Use a Protective Case for Your Switch

If you prefer to go with an already-made design, that's a very good option too.

A protective case is generally made of hard plastic or silicone

There are many colors, styles and design you can choose from.

As far as the Nintendo Switch cases from our shop, kawaii is probably one of the most sought-after themes, while the Sea Otter design is by far the best-selling protective case cover for Switch.

PS If you are looking for something witchy for Halloween, make sure you also check our Witch Cat protective case.

And if you are out of ideas for games to play around Halloween, make sure you also read this article:

Pros

✔️ Covers are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ Shells come with customized Joy-Cons

✔️ They are easy to install and remove

✔️ They protect your console from bumps and scratches

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ The most sought-after protective cases tend to go out of stock quickly

Apply Vinyl Skins or Decals

Vinyl skins are probably one of the cheapest options for personalizing your console.

It's essentially a sticker covering the entire case and often Joy-Con areas.

In some cases, you can find a set of matching skins for the console itself, the dock, and the controller accessories.

The stickers generally fit precisely around the ports, sensors, and buttons on your Switch. 

Matte, glossy and patterned options are also available.

Pros

✔️ Vinyl skins are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are generally very cheap

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ They don't protect your Switch from bumps or scratches

❌ If you decide to remove it, the part of the vinyl skin and adhesive might get stuck to the case or worse

Apply Stickers

Stickers have similar pros and cons of the vinyl skins. They are cheap but they can leave some sticky residue if removed, bearing the risk of damaging your Switch.

There are a variety of places, on and offline where you can buy stickers. Personally, I find Redbubble.com a very good option for both quality and variety.

Pros

✔️ Stickers can be applied on Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are generally very cheap

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ They don't protect your Switch from bumps or scratches

❌ If you decide to remove it, they might leave a sticky residue bearing the risk of damaging your console

Custom Joysticks

The easiest way to personalize your joysticks are by buying some thumb grips. They are a snap-on cover for your joysticks that will also help with the overall control.

Get Some Thumb Grip Caps

Thumb grip caps for Nintendo Switch are the easiest way to customize your joysticks. You can find a wide variety of style and designs all over the internet, including on our online shop.

They can be compared to protective cases as they protect your joysticks from bumps and scratches.

Additionally, they also help with improving the grip and overall control.

Pros

✔️ Thumb grips are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are easy to install and remove

✔️ They protect your joysticks from bumps and scratches

✔️ They improve your grip and control

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ The most sought-after thumb grip caps tend to go out of stock quickly

Custom Joy-Cons

You have also the option of personalizing your joy-cons. The followings are the main ways to customize them:

  • Get a Vinyl Skin covering the Joy-Cons
  • Get a Protective Cover for Both Case and Joy-Cons
  • Get an Extra Set of Joy-Cons to Mix and Match

Get a Protective Cover for Both Case and Joy-Cons

A number of case covers include a protection for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons too.

Similarly to the shell for the NS case, the cover for the joy-cons can protect them from bumps and scratches.

Pros

✔️ Covers are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are easy to install and remove

✔️ They protect your console from bumps and scratches

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ The most sought-after protective cases tend to go out of stock quickly

Get a Vinyl Skin covering the Joy-Cons

The vinyl skins or decals mentioned earlier in the article can be also of use if you want to personalize your Joy-Cons.

A number of vinyl skins come in a full set including skins for case, joy-cons, and dock.

Pros

✔️ Vinyl skins are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are generally very cheap

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ They don't protect your Switch from bumps or scratches

❌ If you decide to remove it, the part of the vinyl skin and adhesive might get stuck to the joy-cons or worse

Get an Extra Set of Joycons to Mix and Match

If you want to personalize your joy-cons, an alternative to both vinyl skins and protective covers is buying an extra set, of a different color, and mix and match them.

As you know and unless you got the grey Switch, the Nintendo console comes with the iconic red and blue joy-cons.

Having a spare set of joy-cons could be also a good idea in itself since there are many multiplayer games out there.

Pros

✔️ Straightforward customization

✔️ The extra set might come in handy also for multiplayer games

 

Cons

❌ Personalization is limited to the colors available

Custom Dock

The Nintendo Switch dock comes with the console and allows you to display the NS games on your TV.

The dock can be personalized in the following ways:

  • Get a Snap-on Protective Dock Cover
  • Apply Vinyl Skins or Decals
  • Apply Stickers

Get a Snap-on Protective Dock Cover

Similarly to the way you can personalize your Switch case, you can also customize the NS dock by getting a protective dock cover.

This works exactly like in the cover for the case. It's a snap-on protection that you place on your dock.

Besides personalizing the dock, the dock cover also protects it from bumps and scratches.

Pros

✔️ Dock covers are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are easy to install and remove

✔️ They protect your dock from bumps and scratches

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ The most sought-after protective dock covers tend to go out of stock quickly

Apply Vinyl Skins or Decals

You can also use vinyl skins and decals to personalize your Switch dock. They are cheap but it's worth noting that they might leave a sticky residue if removed.

Pros

✔️ Vinyl skins for docks are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are generally very cheap

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ They don't protect your dock from bumps or scratches

❌ If you decide to remove it, the part of the vinyl skin and adhesive might get stuck to the dock or worse

Apply Stickers

You also have the option to apply stickers as a way to customize your Nintendo Switch dock.

What was written for vinyl skins, it also holds true here as far as pros and cons.

Pros

✔️ Vinyl skins are available for Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They are generally very cheap

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ They don't protect your Switch from bumps or scratches

❌ If you decide to remove it, the part of the vinyl skin and adhesive might get stuck to the dock or worse

Custom Carrying Case

You probably know that you can buy carrying cases to carry your console with you in your bag or backpack.

These are equipped with a number of game card slots (generally ten).

Besides carrying your Switch and games, carrying cases also protect it from bumps, scratches and water, as they are generally waterproof.

You can find them for the Switch and OLED but you can also find Nintendo Switch Lite carrying cases.

Use a Carrying Case for Your Switch

A carrying case can also be a way of expressing your style and personality.

You can find a number of carrying cases with different themes and in several colors.

If you find the right theme, you might be able to get matching case, thumb grip caps, dock and carrying case for your Switch.

Pros

✔️ Carrying cases suit Nintendo Switch, Lite and OLED

✔️ They generally include ten game card slots

✔️ They protect your console from bumps, scratches and water

Cons

❌ Designs are not unique

❌ The most sought-after carrying cases tend to go out of stock quickly

Custom User-Interface (UI)

If you want to go all in, you can also personalize the user interface of your Switch.

Nintendo doesn't offer a lot of options but it's still possible to customize the following aspects of your NS UI (source: makeuseof.com):

  • Changing the color scheme
  • Organizing the game library
  • Removing games from the home screen
  • Getting custom themes with homebrew

Conclusion

There are a number of ways to personalize your Nintendo Switch.

The most common parts that you can customize are the case, joysticks and dock but you can also personalize joy-cons and carrying case.

If you really want to go all in, you can also find ways to customize your Nintendo Switch user interface.

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