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PS5 Playtime Tracker Shows Times for PS4 and PS5 Games

Now that reports are coming in from outlets with early access to the PlayStation 5, we have a better idea of what the system will be capable of at launch. For example, a PS5 playtime tracker shows up on people’s profile pages. It immediately draws on your history, even drawing from PlayStation 4 data, to let you know how long you have played your PS4 or PS5 games. [Thanks, GameSpot!]

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In GameSpot’s reveal of the feature, Chris Pereira noted that it is similar to the Nintendo Switch Play Activity playtime tracker. This means it shows you the games you have played on that particular account with a time. Pereira did note that the PS5 playtime tracker “doesn’t round those numbers in the same way the Switch does.” On a Switch, the figures are more indefinite and it will initially say something like “first played 6 days ago” or “played for 5 hours or more.”

The PS5 also looks at game times immediately. It pulls from past usage, say on the PS4, to show how much time was spent with them. It also doesn’t have a “first played # days ago” or “played for a little while” estimates.

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Australia, Japan, North America, and South Korea on November 12, 2020, then appear worldwide on November 19, 2020. You’ll have to shop online to get one on launch day, with Best Buy even saying it won’t sell them in-stores throughout the 2020 holiday season.


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