I've said before (The W) that I don't think online gaming is all that important to the current crop of console's sales. Here (gamesarefun.com) is an editorial that agrees with me. I'll concede that some of the points sound like whiny complaining (its too hard/expensive to set up a home network), but they are all legitimate reasons why its only the hardcore gamers pining over any lack of online content, and not the gaming masses.
What country are these from? They obviously aren't the American versions, because I had all of these and they looked nothing like them. Popeye was a Parker Bros. game and Donkey Kong was a Coleco game.