I don't understand that kind of policy. There are people who don't have a fast Internet connection, and others that can't connect their consoles to the Internet.
I loved my old consoles because I just needed a console, any kind of TV and a game to have many hours of fun alone or with my co-players. Now games are very expensive, they even get sold half-baked, need paid extra contents to feel more finished and rely too much on online play/downloads/etc. Now they even push for online passes, blocking used games and heaven knows what else they can come up with. I often think I'm almost glad that I'm not addicted to videogames anymore (which, however, is the sad consequence of what videogames have become).