There has never been a better time to pick up a Nintendo Switch, but obtaining a console is merely one part of the puzzle. There are accessories and other items which are essential parts of Switch ownership, so we've pulled them all together for you in this handy buying guide. Is there anything you still need to pick up to optimise your Switch enjoyment? You're sure to find it below...

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Nintendo Switch Console

At this time of year many of the unique console bundles are sold out, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to find your very own Switch. Available in a variety of consoles and configurations, plenty of deals also include a game to accompany your new favourite handheld delight.

Nintendo Switch Games

Here are some of our favourite family friendly games for the Switch. Whether you're looking for a little light-hearted downtime over the holidays or a new game to give your console a good workout in 2018, you're bound to find a gem that'll shine both tabletop and handheld modes. Which ones will you catch your eye?

You can find more great Nintendo Switch games to pick up here.

Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

The Nintendo Switch only comes with 32GB of on-board memory which will get used up quickly with game updates. With that in mind, we'd recommend picking up a Micro SD card right away to boost your storage options. If you aren't a heavy downloader then the 128GB micro SD card will do nicely, but if you have deep pockets you can get one as large as 400GB.

These are four great options, but check out our Nintendo Switch Micro SD buyers guide for lots more.

Nintendo Switch Accessories

What's a console without accessories, people? There are always additional controllers and gadgets to purchase along with your lovely new machine, so have a look below and see if anything takes your fancy. Whether it's a brand new pair of Joy-Cons or a Pro Controller, we've got you covered.

Nintendo Switch Carrying Cases

One of the best things about the Switch is its portability, but when taking it with you on your travels we'd recommend picking up a protective case to keep that little box of wonders in good nick. You wouldn't want to damage that beautiful screen would you? Check our collection below and ensure your Switch is suitably armoured up on the move.

For more inspiration, check out our Nintendo Switch carrying cases buyers guide.

Nintendo Switch Power Banks

The Switch's internal battery offers between three to six hours of use, so if you're planning on taking it out of the house for an entire day you may want to invest in one of these to keep you running. Having one of these powered-up bad boys in your bag will ensure your extended Breath Of The Wild sessions can go on for hours when you're travelling away from home.

Feel free to check out our review of the AUKEY 30000 mAh, which we'd highly recommend.

Did you find this guide useful? Do you have everything you need for your Switch now? Sound off in the comments below to tell us.