Nintendo Switch gets PayPal support
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.