Due to personal circumstances, I haven’t had much time for gaming in the last year.

I did have a couple of months in the summer with some free evenings though, so I dumped a bunch of time into Pokemon Violet, and I also completed Super Mario Sunshine, spending several hours getting those last few shines and blue coins after leaving the game at ~85% completed back in 2022.

Other than those 2 games, I hadn’t really played much of anything on the Switch.

My year in review said I put a ton of hours into Pokemon Violet, single-digit hours into F-Zero 99, and less than 1 hour into NES online.

No mention of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

I was wondering why it didn’t count. But then I realized that these year-in-review things are not a nice service or gift to subscribers… they’re ADS that they intend people to share with their friends to get their friends to buy more games. (What’s a better review than “Your best friend played this game for 200h last year”?)

Since SM3DAS isn’t available in the shop, it’d be useless to advertise that game. So maybe Nintendo is excluding it from their calculations…

Can anyone else confirm or deny this? Did anyone have any delisted games make their year-in-review? Or am I just going to need to spend a ton of time 100%ing Super Mario Galaxy in 2024, and only play 2 other games on my Switch? Lmao

  • wolfshadowheart
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    25 months ago

    I only played a little F-Zero 99, but I also played Void Terrarium.

    My Switch only showed my time with Super Mario Maker 2, which I left open for about an hour.

    I think there’s probably a minimum playtime needed for the Switch to count it.

    I wish it were like Steams. It states the terms at the bottom of the page with the date range. Steam only counts Steam games. No Non-Steam, no offline. It also excludes games that are unreleased, in preload, prerelease or are disabled. I can’t find that on the Switch year review

    • @otpOP
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      25 months ago

      I definitely put enough time into Super Mario 3D All Stars to be in my top 3. Probably number 2.