Nintendo DSi Gets Connected with Facebook

    August 3, 2009
    Chris Crum

The Nintendo DSi, which has sold over 1.7 million units in the US alone, includes photo and voice manipulation features. Today, users will have the ability to upload their stuff directly to Facebook.

Nintendo announced that after 5pm Pacific Time today, the Nintendo DSi will offer Facebook Connect photo integration. Users of the DSi system and the DSi Camera application will be able to take pictures with either of the system’s two cameras and upload their photos directly to their Facebook profile.

Picture on DSi

Users can tap on the Facebook icon on the DSi’s touch screen to do this. The system must be connected to an Internet connection of course.

"Facebook and Nintendo DSi build on the trend of personalization that is so important to consumers," says Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "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."

Nintendo is careful to remind people that the DSi comes with parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.