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Persona 3 Portable

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Title Screen

Persona 3 Portable

Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation Portable
Released in JP: November 1, 2009
Released in US: July 6, 2010
Released in EU: April 29, 2011
Released in KR: February 12, 2010

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

BugsIcon.png This game has a bugs page

Persona 3 Portable is an enhanced port of Persona 3, but misses out on most of the exclusive content Persona 3 FES has to offer.


Read about notable bugs and errors in this game.

Debug Menus

Several debug menus remain in this game, ranging from item editors and party member editors. Unfortunately, most of the menus do not work properly anymore. Apply the code below for the USA version to enable these menus.

_C1 debug menus
_L 0xD0695BD1 20000001
_L 0x20194838 0E25234F
_L 0xD0695BD1 20000002
_L 0x20194838 0E29A13F
_L 0xD0695BD0 20000008
_L 0x20194838 0E29AE6B
_L 0xD0695BD0 20000001
_L 0x20194838 0E29A89D
_L 0xD0695BD1 20000000
_L 0x20194838 0E23FDC1

With the above code on, press the following button combinations while in game:

  • L + Triangle for Item Editor.
  • R + Triangle for Party Editor.
  • START + Circle + Triangle for Bustup Viewer.
  • SELECT + Circle + Triangle for Community Edit.

For best results, press Triangle in the last sequence of buttons.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Item Editor


This menu allows you to obtain any item in the game. While in this menu, press L/R to decrease / increase the current item selected.

Persona-3-Portable-ItemEditor-Answer-Items.png Persona-3-Portable-ItemEditor-Answer-Weapons.png

The Answer-only armor (Metis's armor) and weapons (some of Aigis's weapons and Metis's weapons) exist in Persona 3 Portable. They can be obtained only via cheats, and they are dummy items. Trying to equip them or other dummy and unused items will softlock the game.

Party Editor


This menu allows to set any party member at any given time to your party.

Community Editor


A very large menu for testing the system localized as Social Links in English. Selecting any option and pressing the X opens a sub-menu of five options pertaining to the selected link. Unfortunately, the sub-menu options are drawn outside the visible area, like most of the main menu, and none of them have any visible effect. The option barely visible in the image is likely "Strength:Team Manager", another girl the male protagonist can date. The sub-menu probably has options like those from the PS2 original for changing the rank and reverse status of a link, or viewing its events.

Bustup Viewer


The very last option in this menu allows you to view various icons which are used for different expressions in game, such as an exclamation mark, or singing icon.

Unused Graphics


A temporary portrait image. This is similar in design to the one found in Persona 4.


An early portrait of the female protagonist. It lacks proper shading, and there is a chunk of white between the torso and arm.

Atlus-Broken-Test-TMX.png Persona-Q-Test-TMX.png

An overlay effect used for testing. The version on the right is a restoration of what the image should look like. The original image found in the game files is broken due to an unintentional LF→CRLF/CR→CRLF conversion. This is the earliest known instance of this file throughout various Atlus games.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Text

To do:
Add untranslated strings, and determine if they go unused or show up in-game as bugged items. All Kanji characters below have been incorrectly converted, and require a proper conversion.
Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!


A blue butterfly was fluttering
outside the window...
Could it have been your


No kidding? So...? How's she look?
She's sitting right over there...

This was to be used during the first day assembly in the female protagonist route, after a student sees her walking to school with Yukari.



Normal size window test. It says
"15 characters in 4 rows," but
that's JP chars... Wait, 4 rows!?

A localizer's very reasonable complaint, formatted to fit in a HELP pop-up menu.


Small window test.
8 JP chars, 2 rows.

About the size of a skill or item description.


This is large. 20 characters, 6 rows.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur!

Row 2 consist of the English word "test" transliterated into Japanese and repeated. The two repeated characters in Rows 3 and 6 read "chikaya", not to be confused with a similarly-named character from Persona 5.

These three messages can also be found in umd0.cpk\data\field2d\bg\b07_02.abin, and possibly other places as well.






Japanese English




This message appears in other text files.



Japanese English





Japanese English
ここは額顎の牙蔚です。 .


Japanese English
ここは笠樫の牙蔚です。 .


Japanese English
ここは芥掛の牙蔚です。 .


Japanese English
ここは確掛の牙蔚です。 .


Japanese English
仮橿噂尉梶です。 .



Would you like to go to
Ryoseikan High School?

This line refers to "Gekkoukan High" as "Ryoseikan High School", which is an early unused name for the school. The line appears in many other text files.



Japanese English




(Source: Original TCRF research)