Nintendo has since acknowledged that the playtime for each user has not been reset and will return when the update comes.
While many more Switch owners are noticing their play times apparently being reset on the console, it appears this, thankfully, isn't permanent. It appears that sometime around when the console turned 1 year old, it erased 365 days' worth of activity from the Zelda playtime log. After the eleventh day, it reappears as normal.
The Nintendo Switch celebrated its first birthday over the weekend and with it came a unusual glitch that early adopters first noticed.
Bayonetta 2 was originally a Nintendo Wii U exclusive and, at the time of writing, the Switch version has not taken over the sales that the game had on its original platform. And best of all: Every single game released on Nintendo Switch can be played at home or on the go! Thankfully Nintendo is aware of the situation, explaining that they "expect to have more information to share in the near future".
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Other users point out that the profile page on the Switch only shows the "last played" message for the first 10 days after starting a game. ResetEra members and Reddit users say that their 500-plus hours in Breath of the Wild have now been reduced to a simple, inaccurate note: "First played zero days ago".
Are you anxious you've lost your activity log? They would like to assure those affected by this issue that your game time is still be recorded properly and you will see it displayed after the update. We have reached out to the company for comment and will report back with a response. This development doesn't really surprise many, some fans may have been hoping that the Switch would get a "new look" after it's one year anniversary, Nintendo typically waits after two years before making any major hardware updates to any of it's home consoles.