Earlier this year, a lot of information began to leak about Sony's plans for a PSP successor. Though the company still refuses to officially announce it, most likely saving it for E3 2009, it is pretty obvious by this point that the so-called PSP Go! will become reality later this year. Coupled with it may be new services as well, following a recent survey that seems to hint Sony is gauging interest in a digital rental service for PSP games.
Though I hardly imagine Sony would leave major marketing decisions up to surveys, it may still be an indication that they are seeing if there is any potential for a games as a service system on their handhelds. Rental games don't hold a candle to distribution services like Steam, but they might have a lot of potential on handhelds that's one area where the less stuff you have to carry with you, the better. If Sony can solve capacity problems and make prices fair to users, it seems a logical step to take. What do you think: Can the PSP Go! (or whatever it ends up being called) benefit from a game download rental service?