It’s clear that you didn’t comprehend what I wrote.
Let me break it down in simple terms:
-Putting the game on Gamepass would lead to exposure of the games, something that the Japanese publishers have a hard time doing.
-People subscribed to Gamepass would see the game they would give it a go. They would get access to the game without paying a full price, which is a barrier for most people. (Think of Gamepass as a place where you can demo games)
-If they like what they see, then the buy it. (Putting the game on Game pass doesn’t mean the game isn’t out in retail.)
Sea of thieves and State of decay are making more money from retail and that because they have been exposed.
Do you understand what I’m trying to say?
“How is a publisher supposed to make money when MS is offering deals like Gamepass for $2?”
The publisher making money isn’t of anyone’s concern. They have their own monopoly on how to make money. It very obvious that Ms would have to pay for the game to be on Gamepass and it would be similar to how Netflix and amazon prime gets their Movies and Tv shows from entertainment companies on their service. And to come back to what I was saying, if Japanese games release on Xbox Gamepass then they are more likely to get exposed and make more sales from it. This would mean Japanese developers would make games for Xbox for that exposure and out of that Japan would release exclusives for Xbox.
Also, nice try attempting to feel for the publishers by mentioning the $2(which is a temporary deal), as if you care. I don’t know how old you’re but you need to apply a little bit of thinking next time you comment.
“And as for Japanese games, Xbox 360 and its fans nearly destroyed traditional style Japanese games coming to the west. Said derogatory names about them and didn’t buy them.”
You mean, they didn’t sell well. Last time I checked Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, The last remnant and Tales of Vesperia all played traditionally as they did.