Nintendo released the Switch console on March 3rd, 2017. While the hardware and its games have received stellar reviews (including from us here at NextLevel Gaming), the system is still fallible. As of today, the one year anniversary of the Switch’s launch, players have been reporting that their playtime logs have been completely erased, removing any traces of tracked gaming history. The error is relatively small, but some individuals are understandably frustrated about the issue, considering that erased data can often be a symptom of flawed technology.
In response to the issue, the official Nintendo of America Twitter account released the following statement:
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. We apologize for the inconvenience.
So, while the data appears to be totally wiped from the consoles, it seems that the log is only a display problem. According to this announcement, Nintendo is both aware of the issue and working on restoring the information. After the update releases, we’ll all be able to breathe a little easier knowing we can brag about our weeks spent playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild once again.
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