PayPal is now available on Nintendo Switch
Toronto, August 22, 2017: PayPal Pte. Ltd. (‘PayPal’) announced today that Nintendo eShop has added PayPal as a new payment method. Nintendo eShop users in Canada and select countries around the world can now pay with PayPal in addition to other payment methods 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 select countries around the world: Adding funds to balances when purchasing software for download through Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii U™.
On the announcement, Nintendo shared 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.”
Below is a list of countries where PayPal payment services will be available:
Japan, USA, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia and Slovakia.
*Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS are trademarks of Nintendo.
About PayPal
Fuelled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 210 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. For more information on PayPal, visit  


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