Nintendo Switch Year in Review can tell you exactly how many hours you’ve put into your favourite games

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Similar to the annual Spotify Wrapped, Nintendo has today introduced the Nintendo Switch Year in Review which tells players exactly how many hours they’ve spent playing games on their Switch this year.  

The yearly analysis not only tells you your top four most played games, but also your favourite genres based on your play history, your monthly play activity, and even gives you recommendations based on the games on your system. 

If you are a US or Canadian citizen, you can sign in here using your Nintendo ID to access these stats. However, If you’re a European citizen it appears that you will receive your results in an email sometime soon.

This smart move from Nintendo resulted in the hashtag #NintendoSwitchYearInReview trending on Twitter and by the looks of it, most people have Animal Crossing New Horizons in their top four games of the year - which is no surprise considering the game launched at the start of Lockdown. Other runners up in most players' top four include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Sword/Shield, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Along with these stats, the analysis also ranks players in terms of “what kind of gamer” they are from the likes of a “core gamer” if you play a lot of varied games to “Nintendo fan” if you are known to play a lot of Nintendo titles. 

Struggling to figure out what to give the “core gamers” in your life this Christmas? Why not take a look at our best gifts for gamers. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.