PayPal and Nintendo – from today, owners of the Nintendo Switch in Ireland and other select countries around the world will be able to use PayPal, in addition to other existing payment methods, in the Nintendo eShop. With over 200 million users around the world, the addition of PayPal as a payment option will enable more customers to pay securely and conveniently.

In their press release……

PayPal Pte. Ltd announced today that Nintendo eShop has added PayPal as a new payment method. Nintendo eShop users in Ireland, as well as a number of 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.

Nintendo eShop users in Ireland, as well as a number of select countries around the world, can now 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 Ireland and other 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.”

Nintendo eShop users in Ireland, as well as a number of select countries around the world, can now use PayPal, in addition to other existing methods of payment, on the Web or on their game console.

As well as in Ireland, PayPal payment services will be available on the Nintendo Switch in the following countries:

Japan, USA, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Croatia, Hungary,  Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, and  Slovakia.

 

 

 

 

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