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Nintendo Switch gets PayPal support

Nintendo Switch console gets PayPal support late August 2017
Nintendo Switch console
Nintendo accounts can now be linked to PayPal so their users can easily pay for future purchases using the Nintendo Switch or on the company's website. Sadly, this update is not available for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo Switch users can now use a new payment method straight from their console as well as on Nintendo's website. Sadly, PayPal support is not coming to the Wii U or Nintendos 3DS.

To take advantage of the new feature, the users need to link their Nintendo accounts to PayPal. Once this operation is complete, eShop purchases using PayPal balance can be made directly on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendos 3DS and Wii U users can take advantage of this new payment method by accessing the online store from other devices, of course.

This new option is quite handy since the Nintendo Switch is a region-free console and those who bought it in the US can easily buy Japanese games on the eShop. Even more, customers located in Europe can pay using US currency, thus avoiding foreign transaction fees that might be incurred by their local banks.

At last, setting up a PayPal account with a limited balance available can be very useful for parents with kids old enough to empty their credit cards otherwise.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-23 (Update: 2017-08-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.