If you've ever wondered what the limit is of the Switch's Play Activity Timer, a Zelda fan's persistent playthrough of Breath of the Wild has finally given us the answer. Twitter user Samir AID tweeted a photo earlier today with a screenshot of his Nintendo Switch's profile page, featuring his Play Activity, a log where the Switch tracks a user's playing time on any console game. As it turns out, the Switch stops tracking a user's play activity after 9,999 hours of playthrough.
In response to numerous replies asking how he managed to accomplish such a feat, Samir has continued to reply with the following:
"Well I use to have my switch on for many hours for the blood moon rises just to fight Golden Lynels again and again to farm parts etc.. Golden Lynels are my favorites enemies ^_^. And yes I pushed my Nintendo Switch to the limit."
According to some basic calculations, 9,999 hours translates to just about 417 days, a little over a year. Another Twitter user averaged that if Breath of the Wild was released 922 days ago (March 3, 2017), Samir has been playing an average of 10 hours and 50 minutes a day since then.
Samir's Twitter page is pretty bare, but he appears to be a pretty hardcore Legend of Zelda fan, as his profile picture and header photo both prominently feature Link as his avatar from the upcoming Link's Awakening and a photo from his character's introduction in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate respectively.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure video game and one of the latest entries in the ongoing The Legend of Zelda series. Breath of the Wild takes place at the end of the series' timeline, where the player controls Link after awakening from a hundred-year-slumber and attempts to defeat Calamity Ganon before it destroys the entire kingdom of Hyrule. The game was released in March 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles and has since received massive critical acclaim. Many gamers and critics have even gone so far as to claim it as one of the best video games ever made.
Thanks to Samir's love for Golden Lynels and his Switch's perseverance, we now know a little bit more about the limits of the Nintendo Switch than we did before.