Nintendo Switch deletes playtime data after a year

Nintendo Switch deletes playtime data after a year

Nintendo Switch deletes playtime data after a year

Other early Switch adopters are reporting that their launch-day consoles - the Switch technically launched March 3 worldwide - have also wiped their playtime records.

While many more Switch owners are noticing their play times apparently being reset on the console, it appears this, thankfully, isn't permanent.

The Nintendo Switch celebrated its first birthday over the weekend and with it came a unusual glitch that early adopters first noticed.


Nintendo of America took to Twitter over the weekend to confirm the issue. In the previous year, we have also seen companies like Ubisoft and Bethesda invest in the Switch more than any other Nintendo console to date. "We are aware of the issue and we expect to have more information to share in the near future".

The Nintendo Switch is already celebrating its first anniversary in parts of the world, but some Switch owners are discovering an unpleasant surprise on the console's birthday.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched alongside Nintendo Switch on March 3, with the adventure continuing later in the year with the release of two DLC packs, Trial of the Sword and the Champions Ballad. This applies to all Switch games, but specifically, only the games at launch day are showing this issue right now. Therefore, once these one-year-old games hit the 376-day mark, they should revert to showing the number of hours the game has been played - at least, in theory. This is a substantial issue for those who care about tracking the time spent with a game. We have reached out to the company for comment and will report back with a response. This is one award in a stack of many that Nintendo has won in the a year ago because of the Switch. You can this in the screenshot below.

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