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Nintendo Switch Not Getting New Hardware Version This Year

Nintendo Switch Not Getting New Hardware Version This Year

The Switch keeps track of when you first played a game, and how many hours of that game you have played, but that data seems to be resetting one year after you first play a game.

For example, if you played Breath of the Wild when it and the console launched on March 3rd, 2017, and the current date is March 5th, 2018, the stats will say you played the game two days ago, even if you have not booted the game in months.

This is best explained with an illustrative example.

The Nintendo Switch has had a stellar year with almost 15 million units sold by end of 2017. According to the user, play times for launch games are being reset on Switch profile's all across the globe.

We're thrilled to have taken a look back over the first year of Nintendo Switch and celebrate its adventures in the upcoming year with you. That's why our activity log only says when we apparently began playing the game, and not how many hours we've played it for since February 24.




Over the weekend, several users on the ResetEra forums and Reddit noticed that their Nintendo Switch consoles no longer display playtime of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

"Some Nintendo Switch owners' play activity information is displaying incorrectly", the company's statement reads.

The company also has big goals for its Nintendo Labo, a construction kit, which goes on sale this April and will hopefully inspire more people to buy a Switch.

Nintendo said in a tweet that it's aware of the reports, and will have more to share soon.

Update: In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo of America said that play data is now "displaying incorrectly" for some users.