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Starting today customers in the United States and Canada are able to use their PayPal accounts to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch, both on the system and in the Game Store on the Nintendo website. This 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.

While you can’t use PayPal directly from the eShops on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, 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 and 3DS.

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

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Written by Jason Nason

I've been playing Nintendo all of my life and have had virtually every Nintendo console ever made. I'm a little bit Nintendo-centric but I'll still bring you a helping of other gaming goodness too. You can also Check me out on Miiverse too.