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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PayPal to become available on Nintendo Switch

PayPal to be adopted as payment method for Nintendo eShop in the UK and select countries around the world beginning August 22.

PayPal Pte. Ltd. (‘PayPal’) announced today that Nintendo eShop has added PayPal as a new payment method. Nintendo eShop users in select countries around the world will be able to use PayPal, in addition to other existing methods of payment, on the Web or on their game console.

This service includes the following:
  • For Nintendo Switch:
  • Funding Nintendo eShop accounts and purchasing games and other content
  • For the official Nintendo website in the UK and select countries around the world:
  • Adding funds to balances when purchasing software for download through Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Regarding adoption of PayPal as a new payment method, Nintendo provided the following comment:

“We have decided to adopt the globally-successful payment service, PayPal, as a payment method for Nintendo eShop to enhance the convenience of users and enable them to make secure payments. By adding PayPal, which has over 200 million accounts worldwide, as a payment method for Nintendo eShop, we feel that we will be able to serve more customers across the globe with gaming experience.”

List of countries where PayPal payment services will be available: Japan, USA, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, and Slovakia.

*Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS are trademarks of Nintendo.

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