I wouldn't buy the 720 even if it was half the price of the ps4 buuuuuut!! I really dont see what the issue is with this announcement :/ why does it even matter if it has to be connected all the time? If I didnt have an internet connection I wouldnt buy a console in the first place.
There are still some people who don't get connected all that well. In some playes, Internet is only available at very low speeds, like 64 kbit/s. I for myself can connect only using the mobile network, which gives me about 5 Mbit/s, but the response time is really bad. It should improve with LTE, but one prolbem remains: I have limited Data. Only 5 GB a month, after that, the speed goes down significantly. And I'm not planning to waste that volume to some game consoles, that's why I prefer them to operate offline.
Official member of VGC's Nintendo family, approved by the one and only RolStoppable. I feel honored.