Can I Use PayPal On The Nintendo EShop?

PayPal now works on Nintendo eShop on Switch, 3DS and Wii U

PayPal and Nintendo have announced that consumers can now use PayPal to make purchases on the eShop of their choice.

Linking your PayPal account to your Nintendo Account is easy – just select PayPal when adding funds to your Nintendo eShop account via the Account Information screen on Nintendo Switch, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Can you use PayPal credit on switch?

So the next time you purchase something on your Switch, you either can add your credit card information, use a saved credit card or add your PayPal account.

Can you use PayPal on Japanese eShop?

Unfortunately, you can’t use their card (virtual or real one) directly in Japanese eShop. But there is a way how to deal with it thru PayPal. Read on to know how to do it.

Can you use a prepaid visa on Nintendo eShop?

can i use a VISA gift card for Nintendo eshop purchases? It works, just go to the website on the back of the card, login and then enter your zip code. Until you register it online you will only be able to use it in a store.

You can now use the “PayPal” option in the Nintendo Switch eShop and online Game Store to complete your digital purchase.

  • Click “Link a PayPal account.”
  • Log in to your PayPal account or create a new PayPal account.
  • Review the PayPal Policies and click “Agree & Continue” to complete the link.

Do debit cards work on switch?

Yesas long as it says Visa/MC/American Express on your debit card.

Can PayPal credit be used as a credit card?

PayPal Credit is a line of credit issued by Synchrony Bank. Approved PayPal users can use this virtual line of credit which functions similarly to a credit card, letting you pay for online purchases in installments, rather than upfront in-full.

How do I get cash from PayPal credit?

Here’s how easy it is:

  1. Log into your account at, select “Pay or send money” and choose whether you’re paying for goods or services or sending money to friends and family.
  2. Enter the recipient’s email address, mobile number or name and click “Next”
  3. Enter the amount and click “Continue”

Why can’t I use my PayPal credit?

PayPal doesn’t allow recurring payments unless you have credit cards or bank accounts linked to it, and they need to have enough funds as well. Access your PayPal account and go to the “settings” section.

How do I change my Nintendo eShop region?



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Is Nintendo switch region locked?

Unlike every other Nintendo console shipped since the company started designing actual operating systems, the Switch is completely region-free — you can play games from any country without issue, often in any language. No Japanese Nintendo console since the DSi has even let you change the system language.

Is PayPal region locked?

Though PayPal is still region-locked, it is arguably the most hassle-free method of payment if you have international accounts.

Is it safe to use credit card on Nintendo eShop?

Yes. You have the option to save the credit card information when you add funds or purchase content with a credit card in the Nintendo Switch eShop. Credit card information stored on your Nintendo Account can also be used for off-device purchases.

Does Nintendo eShop accept debit cards?

Yes it does. As long as it’s a visa or master card debit card, it will work.

How do I get a Nintendo eShop card?

  • If you haven’t already, set up an Internet connection to your system and make sure your device has the latest system update.
  • From the HOME Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
  • Scroll left and select “Add Funds.”
  • Select “Redeem a Nintendo eShop Card.”
  • Tap the box that says, “Enter the activation code.”