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DizzyDee81

I’m guessing this is old... since PayPal is now available, you can buy any game from any region right from your Switch...

My question is what are the best games not on the US eshop?

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Inertiacreep

@DizzyDee81 i tried PayPal for XBC2 to get the AUS version when i realized they and Japan got the release a day earlier than here because of time zones... i don't remember why it wouldn't work but it seemed to suggest it was something regional just like you can't use credit cards in eshops out of country.
Are you sure this works? Also are there any sites that sell AUS cards like the sites previously mentioned for Japan?

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DizzyDee81

@Inertiacreep well, I’m an Australian, but I’m living in Malaysia in SE Asia and my Switch account is connected to the US eshop. I’ve been able to purchase games with PayPal no problem. I’ve noticed sometimes the Timezone messes up the release day and sometimes it doesn’t... I think that’s on the publisher.

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CroRock

I was wondering.. I bought some games digitally from different regions because price differences. Now if I delete them from the system and trying to redownload them later, should I change eShop to that region where I bought them or can I redownload from any eShop I’m logged in? Anyone tried that?
Currently running low on internal storage so I’ll need to delete stuff..

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kobashi100

DizzyDee81 wrote:

I’m guessing this is old... since PayPal is now available, you can buy any game from any region right from your Switch...

My question is what are the best games not on the US eshop?

PayPal is region locked. I get all my digital codes from Amazon.com

As long as you have an American billing address it's fine and card payment always works

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Kova

This question i think has been asked lot of times but i live in Europe. And let's say i "take a quick vacation to South Africa and buy a game from their Eshop". I buy game with SA account and it's playable in my Europe account? What about updates? Do i need to login again to SA account?

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kobashi100

Kova wrote:

This question i think has been asked lot of times but i live in Europe. And let's say i "take a quick vacation to South Africa and buy a game from their Eshop". I buy game with SA account and it's playable in my Europe account? What about updates? Do i need to login again to SA account?

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No of course not. Everything updates fine

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Kova

kobashi100 wrote:

Kova wrote:

This question i think has been asked lot of times but i live in Europe. And let's say i "take a quick vacation to South Africa and buy a game from their Eshop". I buy game with SA account and it's playable in my Europe account? What about updates? Do i need to login again to SA account?

No of course not. Everything updates fine

Cheers mate! That just sound too good to be true so there is not any disadvantages buying games from foreign countries?

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kobashi100

Kova wrote:

kobashi100 wrote:

Kova wrote:

This question i think has been asked lot of times but i live in Europe. And let's say i "take a quick vacation to South Africa and buy a game from their Eshop". I buy game with SA account and it's playable in my Europe account? What about updates? Do i need to login again to SA account?

No of course not. Everything updates fine

Cheers mate! That just sound too good to be true so there is not any disadvantages buying games from foreign countries?

No none at all

kobashi100

ASTURmatr

Any Way to get a virtual US card or something similar to buy on the US eShop? I changed my Nintendo account region from EU to US because I wanted some sale from there. I used a eShop Cars and now I have $0.01 and cannot forfeit It in order to come back to Europe again.
I tried my european Visa and free taxes Zip codes, but It does not allow me to finish.
Any sugestions?

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Joeynator3000

...So...is Amazon Japan just done with digital prepaid codes completely? Apparently I can only pull up the 9,000 one, and from what I can tell PlayAsia has them overpriced or something. (not to mention I could never pull up their cards either, I just get an error or I'm redirected to the home page.
EDIT: Ok so they fixed a few things...whateverz. lol

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I tend to use pc game supply for this. Never had an issue with them ☺️

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Sakura7

I use play asia with no issues.

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Moroboshi876

I set a Mexican Paypal account that allows me to buy in the eShops of Mexico, USA and Australia, but I'd like to know if a virtual card such as Revolut works in Australia too.

It would be interesting, because in Europe the cheapest eShop is usually Norway's, but some games are a little cheaper in Australia, but if you use Paypal it becomes actually more expensive with fees and all. So if I was able to buy from Australia using the Revolut card -that gives you the official exchange, no fees- it would be awesome. I have used it to buy in South Africa, by the way, but that eShop is known to accept foreign credit cards.

Does anybody know if that works? Thanks

By the way, for those who discuss about buying in US: I bought one game from the US eShop and had zero problems. Just changed my account's region to the States, bought it (Mexican Paypal as a payment method), downloaded it and changed the region back.

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Adnanilyas21

I live in the uk and want to buy some games off the South African E Shop. How do I pay for them? can I just use my debut card like any other purchase? there won't be any extra charges will there? please help. Don't use a credit card only have a debit card

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Moroboshi876

@Adnanilyas21 There is no problem in buying with your debit card in South Africa. I've done it. But your bank will probably charge you for the currency conversion. A little, though. It may be more interesting for you to buy in Norway, which lets you use cards too and nowadays is cheaper than SA.

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DarkevilPT

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@Adnanilyas21 There is no problem in buying with your debit card in South Africa. I've done it. But your bank will probably charge you for the currency conversion. A little, though. It may be more interesting for you to buy in Norway, which lets you use cards too and nowadays is cheaper than SA.

Hey moroboshi, how can I make a valid paypal account in mexico Im from Portugal how can I buy from Mexico Eshop? I've tried a load of things and yes revolut works fine for all the PAL countrys included south africa, NTSC its a problem for us Europeans, meaning US, Australia, Mexico are out of question.

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OorWullie

@DarkevilPT To buy from the US Eshop the easiest way is to buy top up codes from Amazon.com. You need to have a US address on the account though,just use a hotel address. You also need to edit your 'One click' settings with the US address as your delivery address (stupid since it's for a digital purchase). You can only edit these settings on a computer though,they can't be accessed on mobile. Once these are set ,you are free to purchase Eshop codes. Revolut works on US Amazon.

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DarkevilPT

@OorWullie No man.. all you need to do is make an US paypal with an US address and send money from your country paypal shop to "yours" in the other. Same doesn't work with mexico because they require proof of address and ID in order to activate transactions and such.. thats the whole problem.

How to buy from the mexican eshop from/for europeans ?
Mexican Paypal (Proof of ID/Address? NO can DO!)
Foreign debit/credit cards from europe because they are PAL they don't get accepted in NTSC regions through the normal payments.
If you convert money from your region-paypal its the same as nothing because ure paypal is in another different region.

Some people say you can validate the mexican paypal by setting the embassy address, tried that didn't worked.

Any ideas on how to get cheaper games on eshop?
Theres a big jump in taxes from Portugal to Mexico, most people don't care because their gaap is like few cents from US Norway Russia.. still for us we would be saving more at Mexico.

But it is what it is.. so if anyone knows a trick.. feel free to share.. I know Brazil can buy from Mexico and from Europe same with Mexicans NTSC can do everything.. PAL are restricted somehow.

Then there is the prepaid mastercards like revolut, n26, nubank, leupay that claim to work everywhere most of them but usually none with mexico. I wonder if with a prepaid from Brazil I could buy in Mexico..

Same problem with having a paypal in US by this order of ideas it would work everywhere except it is not an credit card but an account for transactions which are region locked.

This is indeed messed up

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