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Nintendo Switch only records up to 1 year of playtime, after that it resets back to 0 - READ OP

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Nov 3, 2017
MOD EDIT 2: Nintendo have responded to this.


"Some Nintendo Switch owners' play activity information is displaying incorrectly. We are aware of the issue and we expect to have more information to share in the near future," a Nintendo spokesperson told USgamer.

MOD EDIT: Here's a possible explanation for it on Reddit.

Looks like Nintendo's code is only looking for the day and month you last played the game and figuring out the time since then. It's ignoring the year.

It doesn't know you started March 3rd 2017, just March 3rd so 0 days ago.


It's almost 1am here in Australia which means that it is the Switch's 1 year anniversary. Bizarrely, my and other
people's play activity for launch titles such as BotW are being reset to "First played 0 days ago"

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Oct 26, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
That seems weird, what if I played BotW last week? Plus we know they were using the total playtime on reviews on their website. Hope it's just a glitch z
Oct 26, 2017
I don't think this was an intentional design feature. Probably a bug. All sorts of funky things can happen with internal timers.


Oct 25, 2017
What is so difficult about implementing a rudimentary stats app? I've never understood why this is so hard.
Oct 25, 2017
It's because the Switch is a doomed system and nobody would have played it past the first year anyway. Nintendoomed indeed.

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