The Nintendo DSi has a new firmware revision out (1.4), which finally adds in the support for uploading photos taken on the handheld to your Facebook gallery. To get the new functionality, you upgrade your DSi via a Wi-Fi network, either by trying to access the DSi Store or by going to Update in Settings. After that, while reviewing photos in the Album view of the Photo app, you can touch the Facebook icon on the screen to log in and begin uploading.
“Facebook and Nintendo DSi build on the trend of personalisation 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.” – Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing.
Unless you’re under 13: then you’re screwed. Facebook doesn’t let anyone under 13 create an account, so no uploading for you, Mr. Twelve-Year-Old, unless you upload to someone else’s account. It’s strange, in a way – Satoru Iwata, Chief Executive at Nintendo, told the media a while back that he wanted the DSi to become “the first camera for kids”, but then Nintendo chooses the wrong service in terms of letting the little shutterbugs share their snaps.
Oh, and if you’re running a flashcart like the R4 or the AceKard for “homebrew”, updating to 1.4 will stop the flashcart from working. So unless you want to be locked out of your “homebrew”, don’t update, because you’ll need a working DSi to update the firmware of your homebrew once they release a patch to make it work with the new firmware.