Summary: I really enjoyed playing this game on the DS, so I decided to play on the big screen. I purchased this for the purpose of playing online. (Of course offline is fine too)You can play online if, you create a Konami ID with a Japanese address...and if you have someone in Japan purchase you some "WebMoney". I attempted to register a US issue credit card for payment, but was not happening... It wanted me to enter in a password for my credit card..
Summary: WebMoney is not that hard to find online. Some game sites will get some for you. I am happily playing this online every night and there is still a big, active community and finding 3 live players is a breeze once you advance to the higher ranks.