Strange that companies like BioWare thrive on making games that rely on you playing it from the beginning again and again yet Bandai go for this strategy. While it's a clever stategy, it's only going to make gamers go to the pirates even more so.
Remember when Channel 4 had that hit TV show Lost? Well, Lost was doing so well that they were asking Channel 4 for too much money. So, Channel 4 sold it to Sky. Now while some people shelled out for the Sky dish to watch their favourite show, others discovered that they can get their favourite show online for the same amount of money they were paying channel 4 to show their favourite show. Nothing.
It was a clever stategy initially, but now those people who wouldn't normally pirate their favourite TV show do it all the time to all of their favourite shows, killing off the need to watch tv and play with their PCs.
If you're going to get clever, the public are going to find a practical and easy solution to the problem that will not only loop hole your clever scheme, it'll eventually kill your buisness.
Bandai, you have been warned.