Honestly, he's right about the 360 thing.
Before you jump down my throat, I think they're showing insane levels of arrogance and it's going to be a tough road ahead of them for that, but consoles, games, and the various apps are becoming more and more connected. Both the Xbox One and the PS4 are built around being online and the games that come out for those are going to be built with online components as well.
All fanboy BS aside, what do you think you would have if you had a PS4 that couldn't get online?
You would have a game with awesome graphics, but that isn't really enough anymore. Unless you're a studio like Naughty Dog, it's really hard to sell a single player only game these days. There are a handful of examples-- Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored come to mind-- but people expect to be connected nowadays. Those single player games rarely sell.
So is it really a huge mistake for a console to be required to be online once per day?
Most places, not all, can support that. Even my parents that live in BFE that have *awful* satellite data capped internet could do that. There are people that cannot do that, like people in the military, and that does suck for them but what use can they get out of a machine built to be online?
I don't think it's the best idea to make a system that has to connect once per day and I'm really worried what happens when Live is down for maintenance, but I don't think it's this horribly huge deal that people are making it out to be. If it were always online, then yes, I'd be raising my pitchfork, once per day, I don't care that much.