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Uploads dropped from Super Smash Bros Brawl

Nintendo discontinues online upload service for major title after less than a year

The Wii's Super Smash Bros Brawl will no longer allow users to uploaded snapshots, stage designs or reply data online, according to announcement on the game's official website.

No reason is given for the move and the features will no longer be supported after June 30, although users will still be able to download existing data. Standard online play appears to be unaffected by the changes.

The game was released as recently as June 2008 in Europe (January 2008 in Japan), when it earned a positive critical response. It also became one of the best-selling games of the year and the fifth-strongest seller on the Wii to date with 8.4 million sales worldwide. It's also currently the best-selling Wii title not bundled with additional hardware.

The game's online features remain some of the most complex on the format, although the quality of online play has long been criticised by players. Thus far no other online Wii title has seen its full range of online features curtailed after such a short period of time.

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