Topic: Logged hours for switch games

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blaisedinsd wrote:

I had thought the parental controls app was the place to monitor playtime. Is this info hidden on the profile page? Wondering why I have not seen it.

on profile page there is a Play Activity Section

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For what it's worth, the Switch's play time is way off. It didn't seem correct to me, so I tested it by timing some of my sessions. The Switch time is regularly well below the actual time. Maybe it's designed that way to give the kids a break from overly restrictive parents!

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Does the switch track offlline games? it doesn't look like it does but I could be wrong.

Edit: Seems to be just one game...I'll have to poke around the settings.

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@Ryu_Niiyama no it does it tracked NBA Playgrounds before online was added via update

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I can't see how much time I spent playing games, just when I played it first.. it says for Splatoon - first played 9 days ago. So for every other game.
What am I missing? Does it need some time like 2 weeks for calculations or what?

Edited on by CroRock

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@CroRock Yeah it takes a while to switch to the play time display. I wanna say it's ten days but I'm not entirely sure. Shouldn't be more than a couple weeks, anyway.

Just another thing that's oddly clunky about it.

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Yea, thats really odd.. I thought I'm looking at wrong place but can't find other.
Thanks for clearing this up

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They really should bring back the Wii U's app to track time. I looked at that every day! My most played Switch game is Splatoon 2, it will probably reach 100 hours soon.




Splatoon 2 - Played for 135 hours or more*
Stardew Valley - First played 1 day ago*
Death Squared - Played for a little while
Project OCTOPATH TRAVELLER (Demo) - First played 4 days ago
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Played for 140 hours or more*
Overcooked Special Edition - Played for 5 hours or more
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Played for 120 hours or more*
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Demo) - Played for a little while
Blaster Master Zero (Demo) - Played for a little while
Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere - Played for a little while
ARMS Global Testpunch - Played for a little while
Splatoon 2 Global Testfire - Played for a little while

I make that over 400 hours combined play time! How are everyone elses activity log's stacking up?

(Ooo! ..and just out of curiosity, the games marked '*' on the above list appear in green on my Switch profile - whereas the others are grey...anyone know why??)

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Due to my Switch still being on the down-lo, my hours are a bit lame. Not done any Zelda DLC, and my time on MK8D and ARMS are well down on where I'd like them be.

BotW - 110hrs
MK8D - 45hrs
LEGO Worlds - 10hrs
ARMS - 5hrs
Stardew Valley - probably 5-10hrs

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This feature doesn't work properly for me,
BOTW just has just "played for 15 hours or more" next to it for months now and everything else says "played for a little while"

All I can think is its because this is my second switch console so the records have gone weird



It's interesting to see that most people on these forums, and people I befriend, usually only play 2 or 3 games for serious hours, and everything else is played for only a little while.

Most played games

ARMS - 65 hours
Sonic Mania - 15 hours
Mario Kart 8 - 35 hours
Zelda BotW - 40 hours
Snake Pass - 5 hours
Bomberman R - 15 hours
Puyo Puyo Tetris - 15 hours
Splatoon 2 - 10 hours

Another 10 games have 'played for a little while'

I would agree, it feels like the timer is off on this console, the more I think about it. I've forced myself to play FAST RMX numerous times to get as much time out of it, yet it somehow still hasn't reached 5 hours yet even. I'm not sure that's true.

Edited on by Pigeon



I don't have my Switch with me but here are the hours I can remember

Splatoon 2 - 80 Hours (or something like that)
ARMS - 15 Hours
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 30 Hours (Which is honestly a little surprising because I played the heck out of the original)
Sonic Mania - 15 Hours
Snipperclips - 10 Hours
Steamworld Dig 2 - 15 Hours



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