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New post 21 Jul 2016, 03:17
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Option D is true because the price cut had impact on SOME gaming units. In order for option D to be true, it not required that the price cut necessarily affect ALL gaming units.


So, in a general case we consider statement is true for SOME unless it is mentioned for ALL?


No, not in all cases. The meaning needs to be considered with care. For example:

Cows are domestic animals ..... here the statement implies that ALL cows are domestic animals.

However for the subject question, consider this way:

A set S consists of two subsets P and Q. Something changed the subset P. A change in subset also implies a change in super-set because the super-set is no longer the same as a part of it has changed. Hence change in P implies a change in S.

Here gaming units= super-set S
Xbox = subset P
PS4 = subset Q


Interesting piece of thought. Thanks sayantanc2k.

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Can somebody explain to me why A is incorrect?
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Can somebody explain to me why A is incorrect?


The passage only states that PS4 is behind Xbox. It is not stated whether this falling behind is because of lower brand reach or less mass following. PS4 may as well have the brand reach and the mass following needed to overtake Xbox, BUT it may be lacking in some other factor that is making it fall behind Xbox. Therefore option A cannot be concluded.

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Option D is that price cut had direct impact on sales of Gaming Units. As per the argument, Price cut and bundled services had impacted the sales of Xbox. We are not sure, if the same can be generalised for all the gaming units. Secondly, it is difficult to point out that what impact price cut had on sales. It can be a possibility that price cut poorly correlates to increase in sales.

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Option D is that price cut had direct impact on sales of Gaming Units. As per the argument, Price cut and bundled services had impacted the sales of Xbox. We are not sure, if the same can be generalised for all the gaming units. Secondly, it is difficult to point out that what impact price cut had on sales. It can be a possibility that price cut poorly correlates to increase in sales.


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So D is just a restatement. How can a restatement be a conclusion. I know that rest all questions are wrong.
Need some enlightenment.
Moreover, He says that the "Microsoft’s Xbox One, which in November 2014 accelerated its sales due to a $50 price cut, and a bundle of free games." through this can we say that
Price cut had DIRECT IMPACT on sales ?
If we can say so, let me know. I will remember the same. :) .
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Microsoft’s Xbox One, which in November 2014 accelerated its sales due to a $50 price cut, and a bundle of free games.

I initially thought the answer would be D, but switched to another thinking that the sale of Xbox One may be accelerated due to direct impact of free games and price cut may play an indirect role. Is it possible?
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If you go by the popularity of Gaming units, as of Jan 4th 2015, Sony’s PS4 sold 18.5 million units and reached 10.9 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, a growth of 37.9% from October 2014. Despite the massive growth, Sony’s PlayStation is behind Microsoft’s Xbox One, which in November 2014 accelerated its sales due to a $50 price cut, and a bundle of free games. On 28th January 2015, Spotify, the leading music subscription service announced an exclusive partnership with PS4, and offered digital music to 64 million PlayStation Network users. With the announcement, Feb 2015 saw a spike in sales for the PS4 units by 45%.
Which one of the following conclusions is valid for the above statements?


A. PS4, on itself, does not have the brand reach nor the mass following needed to overtake Microsoft’s Xbox One.
B. Demand for Microsoft’s Xbox One declined during Feb 2015
C. Bundling of services has increased the market share for Sony’s PS4
D. Price cut had a direct impact on sales of Gaming Units
E. Sales of Sony’s PS4 will overtake Microsoft’s Xbox One in 2015


I marked C as the correct answer and got it wrong.
After reading various explanations I agree that C can't be the answer. However, at the same time I am not convinced that D is the correct answer. The text "due to a $50 price cut, and a bundle of free games",clearly indicates that price cut is not the only reason to impact the sales of gaming unit. It could be possible that since both the event (price cut and free games) took place simultaneously it could be possible that price cut has apparently not effect and all the effect is because of free games.

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New post 27 Aug 2017, 02:42
Dear Expert,

Please explain why Answer choice
B. Demand for Microsoft’s Xbox One declined during Feb 2015 -cannot work as conclusion.

Feb 2015 saw a spike in sales for the PS4 units by 45%. -> We can imply that demand for Xbox declined in Feb 2015.

I completely agree with answer choice D) too.
from "Sony’s PlayStation is behind Microsoft’s Xbox One, which in November 2014 accelerated its sales due to a $50 price cut, and a bundle of free games." but price cut was not only the factor that impacted sales.

please clarify.

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