Don’t be surprised if there’s a lot of Animal Crossing and Ring Fit.
2020 has been a lot of things, to say the minimum, but among those things, it’s been a pretty good year for video games. Or at least it’s been a pretty good year for playing video games; perhaps less so making them. Still, if you’ve had a deluge of home time on your hands, and I have sneaking suspicion you have, you’ve probably gotten some pretty extensive use out of your gaming hardware. If the hardware in question happens to include a Switch, then Nintendo has a fun little way for you to reminisce before the end of the year.
In an email sent to all Nintendo account holders, as well as post on their Twitter, Nintendo announced the 2020 Year in Review, a nifty doodad that can give you a readout of how much time you spent on your Switch this year, how many games you played, what games you played, and some other miscellaneous statistics. Just visit the Year in Review page on Nintendo’s website, log in with your Nintendo account, and it’ll gather the data automatically. The information you’ll be given includes:
- The “type of gamer” you are (I got “Core Gamer,” whatever that means)
- Total hours played
- Number of games played
- Your five most-played games (everyone I know and myself has Animal Crossing on here somewhere)
- Your most active day and most active months of the year
- How many Gold Points you’ve earned
- The amount of games you played starring Mario
- How many Mario missions you’ve done on My Nintendo
- Some game recommendations based on what you’ve played (or what Nintendo would like you to buy)
It's finally time to take a look at your #NintendoSwitchYearInReview and see your most-played games, total hours played, and more for 2020! Which were your top games?
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 23, 2020
The only caveat to this service is that it’s only available to users in the US and Canada. Anywhere else, you’re unfortunately out of luck. Hopefully this’ll serve as a fun reminder of the time you spent with your Switch, and not a painful recall of those first few months in quarantine.