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Can Now Purchase Digital Content On eShop With PayPal

Nintendo has partnered up with PayPal to allow users to purchase digital content from the Nintendo Switch eShop with funds in their PayPal accounts. This can also be done through the Game Store on Nintendo’s website. The Wii U and 3DS games can be purchased with PayPal, but must be done through Nintendo’s site – it won’t be allowed through the systems themselves. It’s a great partnership that helps to remove barriers of purchasing digital games!


Customers in the U.S. and Canada can now use their PayPal accounts to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch™ system, both on the system and in the Game Store on the Nintendo website.

This convenient way to pay joins the current payment methods of credit cards or Nintendo eShop Cards. When purchasing content, you’ll see a new PayPal payment option at checkout. The first time you select this option, you will be asked to link your PayPal account with your Nintendo Account via your PC or smart device. Once you complete this step, you’ll be able to use your PayPal account as a payment option for future purchases.

Linking your accounts will also allow you to use PayPal as a payment option on the Nintendo website when purchasing content for the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Please note that users must be 18 or older to link their PayPal account with a Nintendo Account. The country setting of a user’s Nintendo Account must match the country setting of their PayPal account.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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