One of the things we really like about Nintendo Switch is the fact that it keeps a record of how many hours you’ve played a game for, so you can add up just how much of your life you’ve poured down the metaphorical sink; time you will never, ever get back.
Sorry, where were we? Oh yes, that play time counter. It’s a great means of seeing which titles have captivated you the most, and we’re sure that many of you will have invested a fair number of hours into Zelda: Breath of the Wild – it was a launch game, after all, but it also helps that it’s one of the best video games of all time.
However, even if you consider yourself to be something of a Breath of the Wild veteran, we doubt very much that you’ve put as much time into the game as Samir AID:
#NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/OcHiwiuMJm— Samir AID (@SamirAIDMAN) September 11, 2019
That’s right – he’s clocked up so many hours in the game that he has maxed out the play time counter, which stops at 9,999 hours – or, if you prefer, 416 Days and 15 Hours (or 599,940 minutes). That’s equivalent to launching Splatoon 2 and watching Marina and Pearl discuss the current stages 448,107 times.
We can’t imagine many people will get anywhere near that total – even in an epic like Breath of the Wild – but does the fact that there’s a hard limit on the counter bother you?
Go on, admit it – it kinda does, right?