What you need to know
- Nintendo is allowing players to view their 2019 Switch history.
- You need to log in to your Nintendo account in order to access this information.
- You'll be able to see stats including your most-played games, total number of hours played, number of games played, and your most active days.
- Follow the steps at the bottom of this article to view your own Nintendo Switch history.
As 2019 is drawing to a close it's a good time to reflect on all you've done and accomplished this year. Nintendo is helping you take a look back at your Switch gaming history by allowing anyone with a Nintendo account to view their year in review. This allows you to see how many hours you've played total on your Switch, which games you played the most, the total number of Switch games you've played, and see which days you spent the most time playing on your Switch.
I was genuinely surprised by the total number of games I had played on Switch this year. Granted, I report on Nintendo Switch for a living, so my stats were a lot higher than the average player. The thing I found most interesting with this Nintendo Switch year in review is that I can see which months I played on my Switch the most. There's a significant bump in play hours around the time that Fire Emblem: Three Houses (opens in new tab) came out and then my November play hours are astronomical because both Luigi's Mansion 3 (opens in new tab) and Pokémon Sword and Shield (opens in new tab) had launched. It's really interesting to see.
To access your own Nintendo Switch Year in Review stats, follow the steps below.
How to view your Nintendo Switch Year in Review stats
- From a web browser go to https://switch.nintendo.com/year-in-review/.
- If your Nintendo account user name and icon appear in the upper right corner you'll be able to see your stats. Otherwise, click on the Sign in button in the middle of the screen.
- This page will pop up. Enter your email address or user name up top and password below it.
- Click Sign in.
- Your year in review will load up. Scroll down to look at your stats.
There you have it. Now you can check out your own Nintendo Switch gaming history for 2019. Share your stats with your fellow Switch friends. That's what I've done and it's been interesting to see how different our gaming experiences have been this year.
The gift of a digital Switch game
Grab one of these Nintendo eShop gift cards for yourself or as a gift for someone else. This allows the recipient to purchase or put money towards any digital game listed within the eShop. It makes for a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift.
Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.
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