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Persona 3 Portable

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Persona 3 Portable
Persona 3 Portable cover
Windows Preapp Partners[1]
Release dates
Windows January 19, 2023
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 81
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Isometric
Controls Direct control, Menu-based, Point and select
Genres JRPG, Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Japan, Supernatural
Series Persona
Persona 3 Portable on HowLongToBeat
Persona 3 Portable on IGDB
Persona 3 Portable guide on StrategyWiki
Persona 3 Portable on MobyGames
Persona 3 Portable on Wikipedia
Subseries of Megami Tensei
Megami Ibunroku Persona 1999
Persona 4 Golden 2020
Persona 5 Strikers 2021
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 2022
Persona 5 Royal 2022
Persona 3 Portable 2023

Persona 3 Portable is a singleplayer cinematic camera and isometric JRPG and visual novel game in the Persona series.

Persona 3 was first released on PlayStation 2 in 2006 and received an expanded version titled Persona 3 FES, which features an epilogue to the original story titled The Answer, on the same platform the following year. The game was later heavily reworked and released on PlayStation Portable in 2009 as Persona 3 Portable.

This release is an updated port of the PlayStation Portable version featuring high resolution rendering, upscaled pre-rendered backgrounds, a quick save function and expanded text languages support.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions The game does not contain microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.M0cb6b3aet_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sega\P3P\steam\<user-id>\P3P.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1809700/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.M0cb6b3aet_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1809700\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1809700/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed from 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, Low, Medium, High options.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off toggle for post-process anti-aliasing. SSAA available through Rendering Scale option.
The Rendering Scale setting will also affect the HUD elements resolution.
High-fidelity upscaling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, 90, 120 FPS options. Capped at 120 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)



Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SE, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The song Time, which plays often during the game, currently triggers copyright claims on YouTube.[3]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by "Kotone Translation Agency team", download.

Other information

Game settings
Game settings


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Steam version uses D3D11. Microsoft Store version uses D3D12.[4]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio CRI ADX 2
Cutscenes CRI Sofdec


HD Audio SFX

Replaces most of the low quality battle sound effects with their higher quality equivalents from Persona 3 FES.

High Quality Music Pack

Replaces the BGM with higher quality equivalents losslessly ripped from the game soundtrack CD.

P3F Model Port Project

Replaces most of the low poly Persona 3 Portable 3D models with their higher quality equivalents from Persona 3 FES.

Cutscenes Restored

Restores all the 30 anime cutscenes that were cut from the Portable version of the game.

TrueHD Reloaded

Replaces the upscaled pre-rendered backgrounds with their equivalents from Persona 3 FES captured at native higher resolution. The mod is currently a work in progress.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-540
AMD Phenom II X4 940
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 730
AMD Radeon R7 240
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements are for 720p 60 FPS on Low settings; recommended system requirements are for 1080p 60 FPS on High settings.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1809700/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1809700) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden Remastered Development Interview - last accessed on 2023-01-18
    "Nomura: This time, we worked with a development company called Preapp Partners, who also helped us with the Steam version of P4G. They worked with us on elements that did not exist within the original high-resolution data or that needed to be reworked, which was a very difficult and painstaking process. When we projected the game screen on a large TV in the conference room to check on the finished product, the characters and backgrounds on the field were beautifully done, and everyone in the room couldn’t help but be impressed."
  2. Persona 3 Portable on Steam - last accessed on 2022-12-15
    "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo"
  3. @JohneAwesome on Twitter - last accessed on 2023-01-26
    "I REALLY dont want to doom post but I am unsure if I can continue my Persona 3 Portable coverage, the song "Time" the most common song in the game appears to be triggering YouTube copyright bots and keeping any monetization in limbo."
  4. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2023-01-21
    Checked the API used in the MS Store version.