Own A Nintendo Switch? You’ll Love This New Feature


If you are the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch, you probably noticed one small detail which was rather annoying when it comes to purchasing games. There was no way to save your credit card information. So if you wanted to buy a game via the eShop, you would have to re-enter your credit card details each and every time a purchase was made. Well, that’s all about to change. Beginning from this week, owners of the newly released Nintendo Switch console will now be able to save their credit card information on the eShop.

Nintendo Switch
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Saving Credit Card Details on the Nintendo Switch?

The process is actually quite simple. In order to save and store your credit card details on your account, all you need to do is check the “Save” checkbox on the “Enter Credit-Card Information” screen the next time you make a purchase from the eShop. Once the transaction is successfully completed, you will notice that your credit card details have been saved to your Account Information page. As an added layer of security, you can also opt for a password to be entered for all purchases made from the Switch eShop. This would prevent unauthorized purchases if someone were to get a hold of your Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch
Image Credits: Polygon

This simple facility has been available on consoles such as the Nintendo Wii, Wii U and 3DS for many years but the Nintendo Switch has been a bit of a work in progress even after it was launched. On the other hand, not everyone would be comfortable storing their credit card information on a console just because it irks them.I for one, would be a part of that population. I would rather type in my credit card details each time a purchase a game, simply because I won’t be purchasing games on a daily basis. But hey, that’s just me.

If you own a Nintendo Switch and do find that entering your credit card details each time you make a purchase is hassling, then you will need to fret no longer. Also with game such as TumbleSeed and the upcoming DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming up soon, you may want to make sure your credit card has some credit in it.


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