It looks like Sony's been thinking of doing a PSP games rental service for quite some time now. A consumer survey we discovered yesterday
gauged interest in a PSN-powered games rental service for the PSP. Through the hypothetical service, PSP owners would pay a monthly fee to gain access to a library of new and archived games on the PlayStation Store.
According to a report by Develop
, Sony pitched plans of a rental service to developers at GDC last March. Certainly, a PSN-centric PSP would be far more attractive to developers that have shied away due to piracy concerns
. Offering a rental service would be yet another nail in UMD's coffin
, and would perhaps incentivize PSP development once again.