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NA DSi Owners to Get Facebook Functionality Tonight

Posted by Damien McFerran

Keep yourself connected

Nintendo of America has announced that North American DSi owners will be able to upload photos to their Facebook accounts when the new system update goes live around 5PM pacific time.

Lucky Americans will be able to tap a Facebook icon whilst perusing their photos and instantly send them to their Facebook profile, as if by magic. Euro and Japanese DSi owners were given this ability last week.

Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, had this to say, bless her:

Facebook and Nintendo DSi build on the trend of personalization that is so important to consumers. We're giving people the tools to express themselves in creative new ways and show off the results to their friends and family on Facebook.

In the meantime, check out Pocket Gamer's excellent guide to uploading images to Facebook via the DSi.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (45)

Rawk_Hawk

#4

Rawk_Hawk said:

I put some DSi pics on facebook, but this should make it easier because now I won't have to remove the SD card. Now I need to do some funny photos

Metang

#7

Metang said:

Happy birthday, TwilightV. :D

But that emoticon tells me you might be joking...

Hardy83

#8

Hardy83 said:

"We're giving people the tools to express themselves in creative new ways and show off the results to their friends and family on Facebook."

Yet you won't let people put pictures not from the DSi camera ON the DSi, nor will you let us personalize our DSi with good DSiWare games. It's pretty cookie cutter right now.

Also what about video viewing? Email? voip? Hell, even customizing my DSi OS a little?
Pretty pathetic personalization in my opinion.

Token_Girl

#12

Token_Girl said:

@ Hardy83

I would love to see a skype app. Voice chat would be so easy to implement. When I have to give up my iPhone when I go to china (don't want it stolen), I'm going to miss all the functional apps I have now. I hope they do bring some of those things to dsi!

ShadoWolF_XF

#13

ShadoWolF_XF said:

@ WiiGuy
Not much, just a 'Camera Speed-up' and a blockout on all current DSi-ready flashcards.

Starwolf_UK

#16

Starwolf_UK said:

@TwilightV. It's my birthday too. Though I live in Europe so we already had this update...well Nintendo did give 50 stars (10 coins) to spend with Club Nintendo...

The thing about this update blocking flash cards is you might think "meh, they'll hack arround it anyway" or "they just won't update" but it is designed to stop botleggers mass producing fake DS games (these plauge eBay) as much as it is home users effectively doing the same.

ProfDocMF

#17

ProfDocMF said:

@Hardy83
I do agree with you about having more features. However, keep in mind that the system is not even 4 months old yet. There is E-mail functionality through the web browser, and as far as the no good games goes you must not have played a lot or are picky because there are a ton (MFC, most of the ART Style games, etc.). I'm not trashing you or anything but I just think that you may be using the word pathetic to early. Besides at least, A. we know that they are trying to do something cool with the DSi and B. An update is better than nothing. Again I am totally with you on having bought a DSi and not seeing much or being excited for extras. As Guns N' Roses says:

"Gotta have some patience, yeah
All it takes is patience
Just a little patience
Is all you need"
For now I'll take this and eagerly wait for more.

motang

#22

motang said:

Good thing I brought my DSi to work today! :D

@MDee14 I rather not have it remember the password, as it could be security risk.

@TwilightV happy birthday yo! old enough to drink? :P

ASDFGHJKL

#23

ASDFGHJKL said:

wow, TwilightV, Nintendo is celebrating your birthday bigtime, we all have your birthday to than for the return of VC and Facebook functionality, did they mail you a Mario cake yet? :P

Happy birthday!

EDIT: Happy birthday Starwolf! Do we get a piece of virtual cake? :P

brandonbwii

#24

brandonbwii said:

Wow, another hardy rant involving dsi, didn't see that coming. Anyway, as stated before this is a great start as I recently started a facebook account. Now if only NOA would take connectivity further. May I suggest Wii no Ma Channel?

thaneds

#26

thaneds said:

Wii no Ma should be brought too... sidenote: Flipnote Studio. P.S. CAKE!!! happy birthday twilightV and Starwolf_UK... CAKE!!! lol

anthonyb

#27

anthonyb said:

The Facebook functionality is awesome- I'm glad they finally did this. It takes a lot longer to upload them to a computer and then post. Thanks Nintendo! :)

TwilightV

#30

TwilightV said:

Thank you everyone! I wasn't able to get a DSi (finances, amiright?), but I did get Wii Sports Resort. :D

@Motang: I'm 20, but even still, soda is my drink!

Edit: * Noms Cakeycake! * X3

CanisWolfred

#34

CanisWolfred said:

Yay, Facebook...that's when you slam a book in somebody's face, right? Always a good feature.:P

Mizore

#36

Mizore said:

So um, am I going to get a pop up window or something? Or do I have to update it manually to check?...AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FORUMS?!?!!?

Mizore

#38

Mizore said:

Yeah, I did too. I was thinking it wasn't gonna come at exactly 8 here and I would keep attempting to update it to check. XD

noname875

#39

noname875 said:

This is cool! glad they did something like this, now the picture thing is useful to me :P

MarkyVigoroth

#42

MarkyVigoroth said:

Ah, well. My DSi shopping days are over for now. (The only game I really want was Mighty Flip Champs.) I do not have a FacerBook, and I am fine with the camera, so I will be leaving my DSi without an update. /has a DSonei/

The_Cow

#43

The_Cow said:

I think it's quite nice; since it's a very simple way of tapping the Facebook icon in the DSi Camera menu! Also I didn't care about Facebook at all for a long time; but I guess it's also nice to have an account now... to stay in touch with my family & old high school friends! I also barely use my DSi camera; but I've already uploaded very few pictures of myself with the face alterations so far! :D

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