No, people complained about the lack of 1 v 1 in SSBB, just as they're complaining about the lack of 1 v 1 in PSASBR. The only difference is, SSBB was released in 2008, while PSASBR was released it 2012 - PSASBR has less of an excuse, and most of the rage against SSBB has died down by now.
*edit* Plus, doesn't PSASBR have 1 v 1 with friends, just not with random people? Why? That means the infrastructure is there, and Sony / Superbot just decided not to implement it.
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