Facebook Uploading Now Works With Japanese DSis

By Spencer . July 30, 2009 . 7:20am

image Nintendo completed an optional firmware update, which lets DSi camera users upload photos directly to Facebook.

 

As long as your Nintendo DSi is connected to a wireless network you can post photos to your Facebook account. All you need to do is select a photo from the Nintendo DSi camera channel, click on the “F” icon, login in, and upload. The program creates an album called Nintendo DSi’s Photos to put your pictures in.

 

I tried it and it’s a snap to use.

 

I didn’t expect to see this feature appear in Japan first or at all. Nintendo announced Facebook uploading at E3, but Facebook isn’t big in Japan. Mixi is their social networking platform of choice. I’m glad I was wrong. Now, DSi importers that are also Facebook fiends finally have an easy way to upload Mario hat pictures.


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  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    *runs to check Spencer’s facebook*

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Ah you missed it! I uploaded a silly photo and took it down ASAP.

  • MadMirko

    It’s available for PAL gamers, too.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Ah thanks for this! Makes sense for Nintendo to release this in more territories. But for whatever reason they’re stalling in North America.

  • thaKingRocka

    it would be nice to have the japanese come over to facebook. i had considered setting up a mixi account to get in touch with some folks over there i haven’t seen in a while, but never bothered. when i heard about this update, i was really surprised. i hope the network effect gets japan to set up with facebook.

  • Akirap

    Is Facebook popular in Japan? I always thought myspace was greater there…

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      You mean Mixi right? Facebook isn’t popular, but perhaps Nintendo and the Facebook team believe this joint promotion will make the DSi more popular in the West where Facebook is popular and the DSi will make Facebook more popular in Japan.

  • pressstart

    So how small are those pictures on facebook anyway? And it uploads pictures that have been modified with the built in picture tool right?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      The files are really tiny, and you can upload pictures you scribbled on.

  • Aoshi00

    argh,I’m having a hard time updating my DSi… that loading sound is just as annoying as the Wii spinning wheel :(… I still haven’t been able to find the Mario cap and mustache…

    • Aoshi00

      Got it (guess the connection was bad), very convenient! Bart Simpson plush on my wall now :)

      I guess it is weird they introduce this feature in Jpn first since facebook is not big there..

      My black Wii has bee shipped now (too late to back out), should be getting it tmw. Guess I can finally upgrade my white one out of 3.2 :)

      • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

        Oooh shiny black Wii! I’m jealous!

        • Aoshi00

          Hehe, I’ll get to see it tmw, I was surprised it got shipped so soon :) At last I’d finally be able to play Ippo, Disaster Day of Crisis, and Another Code R. But we still need prepaid point cards in order to buy things online right? Would be nice if they just take US credit card like DSiWare.

          • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

            Sweet. Disaster: Day of Crisis is one of my favorite Wii games. Enjoy it :)

            The Wii, believe it or not, takes US credit cards. That’s how I buy my Wii Points! So, don’t bother importing point cards or anything like that.

          • Aoshi00

            Opinions were kind of split for Disaster from what I gathered, I need to try it out for myself, seems campy and fun.

            Wow, I’m surprised Nintendo made it easy for people outside Jpn to buy points for both Wii and DSi since everything’s region locked. That’s very cool to know. If it’s prepaid point card, I would always conserve not to waste them. There should be lots of goodies on the Jpn Wii shop :)

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