News: But Nintendo already has a solution.
While Super Smash Bros. Brawl is no doubt the biggest game release the Wii has seen yet, that doesn't mean it has gone smoothly for every new SSBB owner. According to Nintendo, because Brawl uses a double-layer DVD, a faulty laser on some Wii systems may not have the necessary power to read the information on the second layer. So this has caused some SSBB owners to experience disc read errors.
But Nintendo has already set up a repair form to report the problem and arrange to send your underpowered Wii in for repair. The company has also said this repair will be free and all shipping charges will be paid by Nintendo.
Here's the official Nintendo line on the problem:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl utilizes a double-layer disc which has a large memory capacity. A very small percentage of Wii consoles may have trouble consistently reading data off this large capacity disc if there is some contamination on the lens of the disc drive. Nintendo has specialized cleaning equipment that can resolve this problem. (Please do NOT attempt to clean the lens yourself, as you may damage the system.)
"How can I get this fixed and how long will it take?"
If you are experiencing disc read errors, please utilize the form below to request a repair order. Nintendo is upgrading inbound and outbound shipping to expedite the total repair process. Specific repair times will be provided as you fill out the repair form below. There is no cost for the repair or shipping. Please note: returning the game to the retail store will not solve the problem. So we encourage users who are experiencing issues with playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl to utilize this repair order process.
For all those who have been experiencing disc read errors, we wish your Wii a speedy recovery.