Nintendo is reportedly adding a new payment option for its official eShop that consumers will soon be able to take advantage of.
According to Nintendo Everything, the online store in Japan has already been updated to support PayPal. However, there is no word on if and when the payment option will reach the rest of the world.
It usually takes time before a feature is pushed across different geographic locations. This ensures stability and carries less risk in case the feature somehow disrupts services. Provided that the newly added PayPal option is working as intended, Nintendo should bring it out for the western region soon.
As a reminder, the official website of Nintendo already supports PayPal. However, the payment option is unavailable when trying to purchase directly from either the Wii U or 3DS. In other words, owners of the Switch will soon be able to buy games and content from the store right from the console. This will surely make life easier for consumers.
In other news, Nintendo ended production for the New 3DS handheld models last month. The New Nintendo 3DS came in two versions: the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The basic smaller version, featuring changeable face-plates and colored buttons, is the one that has been discontinued. The larger version, featuring the same capabilities, will remain on sale. However, it is also nearing the end of its production cycle.