Nintendo’s modern gaming console, the Switch, which was launched earlier this year amidst much fanfare has now updated its interface with a new payment option — PayPal — which will give users an added option to purchase games both on the system and in the Game Store on the Nintendo website.
Currently, users can purchase games for Nintendo Switch using credit cards or Nintendo eShop cards. Now an additional option to pay via PayPal will be available during checkout.
When you select the PayPal option for the first time, you’ll need to link your PayPal account with your Nintendo account via either smartphone or PC. This needs to be done only once and will enable PayPal payments for future purchases.
“Please note that users must be 18 or older to link their PayPal account to a Nintendo Account. The country setting of a user’s Nintendo Account must match the country setting of their PayPal account,” Nintendo stated.
Gamers around the world in the following countries will be able to use PayPal to purchase Nintendo Switch games:
Japan, United States and Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
PayPal payment integration isn’t limited to purchase of games for Nintendo Switch, but users can also purchase downloads on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
While this isn’t a very big integration to Nintendo services, it sure gives the users of the console an easy way to make secure payments — especially for those who would prefer purchasing games via PayPal rather than a credit card.
Earlier this month it was reported that US-based gaming hardware maker, Gamevice, which makes controllers for iPhone, iPad, and Samsung devices, had moved to sue gaming giant Nintendo over the design of Switch’s detachable controller.
Gamevice claimed that the design Nintendo’s latest Switch gaming controllers is similar to its own products and violates a patent held by the company.