During a Q&A session, Satoru Iwata revealed why Nintendo’s newer games are easier. Nintendo conducted a test with many gamers and found that most of them were unable to finish the first level in the original Super Mario Bros.
The article goes on to explain how they conducted their research, and how depressing the results were. They also claimed how some people were unaware that it's a really old game and not a new one.
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If this is all true, I fear for the next generation of gamers.