Nintendo Switch Activity Log Unlocks After a Week


The Nintendo Switch has been out in the wild for almost a week, and owners are still learning a lot about the hardware. Now, it's been confirmed that the console gains a bit of extra functionality after it's been used for a certain period of time.

The Switch keeps track of how long players have spent with individual games — in much the same way that the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS all tracked player activity. However, this feature only takes effect after the console has been in use for around seven days.

Switch owners can access their stats by heading to their profile via the icon at the top-left of the home screen. From there, they'll see a list of the games that they've played on the console. At first, this screen will only contain information about when each game was played for the first time, but records of the total time played should appear after about a week, according to a discussion on Reddit.

The figures for time played are apparently rounded up, so they're not as accurate as some players might like. However, it is possible to check out friends' stats to see which games have been occupying their attention.

We already know that Nintendo has hidden away at least one easter egg on Switch hardware. Similarly, the system's activity log wasn't publicized ahead of its release — so who knows whether or not the console is hiding any other secrets.

The Nintendo Switch is available now.

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