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Nintendo Switch owners have a new way to pay for games on the eShop. With PayPal now offered as a payment option, players can purchase content from any region—as long as they make separate accounts.

As PayPal supports regions across the globe and the Switch is a region-free console, players were hoping this meant, for example, U.S. residents could buy Japan-specific content instantly from the eShop. Thankfully, it is possible, but it takes new PayPal and Nintendo Network ID accounts. From Nintendo’s official statement: “The country setting of a user’s Nintendo Account must match the country setting of their PayPal account.” PayPal also requires certain areas to have a credit or debit card from that region, so there are still some untouchable locations for outsiders.

Strangely, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS content can also be purchased using the new option, but only through Nintendo’s website. It’s unclear why PayPal isn’t an option directly from eShop for the other two Nintendo platforms, but for now, players will just have to resort to buying from the website to then download onto their systems.

PayPal on the Switch’s store is currently available in 34 regions, including Japan, the U.S., France, Germany, Russia, Spain, and the U.K. A full list of compatible areas can be found in PayPal’s official announcement.

Source: Eurogamer

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Buying Switch games from other regions just got easier—with a catch

A option for the eShop could make buying other country's exclusives easier, if you jump through a few hoops.

By Evan Slead | 08/24/2017 12:00 PM PT

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Nintendo Switch owners have a new way to pay for games on the eShop. With PayPal now offered as a payment option, players can purchase content from any region—as long as they make separate accounts.

As PayPal supports regions across the globe and the Switch is a region-free console, players were hoping this meant, for example, U.S. residents could buy Japan-specific content instantly from the eShop. Thankfully, it is possible, but it takes new PayPal and Nintendo Network ID accounts. From Nintendo’s official statement: “The country setting of a user’s Nintendo Account must match the country setting of their PayPal account.” PayPal also requires certain areas to have a credit or debit card from that region, so there are still some untouchable locations for outsiders.

Strangely, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS content can also be purchased using the new option, but only through Nintendo’s website. It’s unclear why PayPal isn’t an option directly from eShop for the other two Nintendo platforms, but for now, players will just have to resort to buying from the website to then download onto their systems.

PayPal on the Switch’s store is currently available in 34 regions, including Japan, the U.S., France, Germany, Russia, Spain, and the U.K. A full list of compatible areas can be found in PayPal’s official announcement.

Source: Eurogamer

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.