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Tuesday, 4th August 2009
In Japan Entertainment News,

Nintendo DSi gets Facebook app

The handheld DSi device from Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is to get a software update which is set to allow people to transfer pictures on to social networking site Facebook.

Nintendo DSi's are fitted with cameras and users can take pictures and then edit them on the device.

Borders and frames can be added, or effects and colours can be used to create amusing shots.

Now, users will be able to share these pictures with their friends on Facebook.

In a statement, Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive-vice president of sales and marketing, said that both Facebook and the DSi "build on the trend of personalisation that is so important to consumers".

She said that the firm is "giving people the tools to express themselves" with the addition of the new feature.

The Nintendo DSi has sold more than three million units in Japan, a country well-known for its love of gaming and technology.

Written by Kimberley Homer.