Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night

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Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night
Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night logo
Platform PS Vita, PlayStation 4
Released May 24, 2018 (JP)
Format PKG

Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night (P3D) is a spinoff title in the Persona franchise and serves as a sequel to Persona 4 Dancing All Night. It launched alongside Persona 5 Dancing Star Night. The model and animation formats (GAP and GMD respectively), as well as the sound format and overall file structure is very similar (if not identical) to P4D's.


In the data directory of P3D's PKG file:

In the patch directory of the update PKG file:


  • CPK (archive)
  • AWB (sound archive)
    • AT9 (sound format)
  • USM (video format)
  • DDS (textures)
  • GFS (environment models)
  • GAP (3D animation files)
  • GMD (models)
  • BF (scripts)


The P3 and P5 Dancing titles require firmware 3.67 or higher to run. The only currently viable method of running mods is to use the h-encore exploit to install henkaku on either 3.67 or 3.68. The original method of placing modded CPK files in ux0:patch/GAMEID/data (which previously worked for Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Dancing All Night on 3.60) has unfortunately been patched to require that the contents be encrypted.

The best workaround is to use the rePatch redux0 plugin to add unencrypted, modified files to the game's filesystem, overriding the original (just like the ux0:patch directory previously functioned on 3.60)


ux0:rePatch/PCSG01031/data is a directory you can use instead that will still support unencrypted files as long as you meet the following requirements:

  1. You have VitaShell installed via h-encore on firmware 3.68 or lower
  2. You have henkaku running through the h-encore exploit
  3. You have the rePatch redux plugin installed

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