Switch 'Y2K' bug seems to reset game progress after one year

Switch 'Y2K' bug seems to reset game progress after one year

According to the Wall Street Journal reports that instead of revamping the Switch's hardware the company will instead work on upgrading the hybrid console's online features and adding more peripherals in order to increase sales numbers specifically, peripherals that will use the console's USB-C port.

Since it released on March 3, 2017, the console and its subsequent games (both original titles and ports) have racked up a tremendous amount of praise, especially The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These links leave Siliconera.

That's a hefty price to pay, but after playing the game for hundreds of hours in the past year, and listening to the "Sound Selections" soundtrack, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least somewhat tempted.

Sometime after that, Nintendo fan magazine Nintendo Force said that the playtime only disappears for ten days, before it comes back on day 11.

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

Nintendo of America took to Twitter over the weekend to confirm the issue.

An entire year's worth of Zelda playtime data, gone.

Not only has it become one of the fastest-selling consoles within a ten month period, shipping almost 5 million units, but the Switch has been redefining how we play games and has offered us the luxury of taking our favorites on the go. In the meantime fans have taken this opportunity to tell Nintendo that they want a legitimate activity log like past systems; not the rudimentary one we have on Switch now.

Some Nintendo Switch players have noticed that playtime data is apparently deleted after 10 days.

Considering how limited the Switch's activity log is anyway, this is a big issue for anyone who likes to keep track of their playtime, including myself.

However, Nintendo released new hardware versions for many of their portable consoles within their first two years.

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