Nintendo removes credit card payment choice from Wii U, 3DS eShop in EU and UK


Beginning in September, the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the Nintendo eShop will no longer permit prospects in the EU and UK to use credit cards for purchases straight by means of their devices. The modify only impacts the company’s two older systems and not the Nintendo Switch’s game shop.

Moving forward, adding eShop funds in the EU and UK with a credit card will need to have to be performed from a laptop by means of a Nintendo Account, rather than the prior choice of working with a credit card directly by means of the eShop application installed on every technique.

Nintendo of Europe announced the upcoming modify in a brief tweet, and neither the tweet nor the assistance post it linked to presented significantly explanation for the sudden modify. As some replies to that tweet point out, the September deadline does line up with the compliance date for the European Commission’s new guidelines for payment service providers, on the other hand.

This phase of that rule modify involves new needs for stronger buyer authentication for electronic payment transactions and safe communication by payment service providers, anything that the older systems in spot on the Wii U and 3DS might not have been capable of on their personal.


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