As the Nintendo Switch officially turned one year old, reports started circulating online of people’s “Play Activity” pages losing content. Normally, the page tells you how many hours you’ve spent on a game, or how many days it was since you last played it. But those who got pre-launch units for review purposes started reporting that their earliest records now said “Zero days” instead of 365, or “Zero hours” instead of 3245293.
As March 3 (the official anniversary) came and went, regular Joes started reporting the same problem. Did Nintendo purposely code the Switch to forget everything that happened after one year’s time? It sounded strange, but for Nintendo, it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility.
Fortunately, Nintendo soon clarified what was going on. ““Some Nintendo Switch owners’ play activity information is displaying incorrectly,” they tweeted out. “We are aware of the issue and we expect to have more information to share in the near future.”
An update came today, with a second tweet that said “Some Nintendo Switch owners’ play activity info is displaying incorrectly, but play activity is still being recorded accurately in the background. A future system update will resolve this issue & ensure play time data is correctly displayed.” So there you have it.
If you notice this bug, there is nothing wrong with your system, and Nintendo did not do it on purpose just to mess with you.