GMAT Critical Reasoning
Fearing competition from stores that rent video games for home use, owners of stores that sell video games lobbied for protective legislation. Citing as a precedent legislation that postpones home film rentals until one year after general release to theaters, the video sellers proposed as an equitable solution a plan that would postpone rental of any video game until it had been available for sale for one year.
Which of the following, if true, would support an objection by owners of video rental stores that the fairness of the proposed legislation is not supported by the precedent cited?
- A Although the daily rental fee for home use of films is generally the same as that for video games, the average rental period for a video game is longer than that for a film.
- B Film rentals for home use tend to particularly strong during the first year after a film has been made available for both sale and rental at video rental stores.
- C Most people are interested in playing only the latest video games and tend to find video games that have been available for over a year unappealing whether they have played them before or not, whereas films maintain their appeal far longer after their release.
- D People who rent video games tend to play them by themselves, whereas people who rent films invite friends and neighbors to watch.
- E A slight decline in revenues from films that have been recently released in theaters has been attributed to the growing market for rentals of films for home use.
Correct Answer: C