^I'll still buy the game, it'll still be great offline especially since I haven't played since the N64 days.
Overall, I think this is a bad move for Nintendo. This is going against everything they've ever stood for. And you know the average gamer is going to think: I have to play for Xbox Live and Nintendo Online, but Nintendo's online still sucks, so I'll get Xbox Live. Even if Nintendo's is cheaper, this is EXACTLY what is going to happen.
An incredibly poor move, Nintendo