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.
With the port over to DS, I decided to get one more game for the GBA before I decided to give the console to my brother-in-law. While I can say that I hatehateHATE the 4Kids translation over to America, Konami has done it again with Shaman King.