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“Time Played” is completely off

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I checked my recently played games and noticed that it said I’ve played Elden Ring for 2 hours when I’ve played it for about 14 hours. I thought maybe it would just take time to update but now I’ve put about 30 hours into the game and it only changed to 3 hours on PlayStation. I also thought it might just be a problem with Elden Ring but I looked at all of my friends times it seems to be just fine.
 

There’s been some difference between in game times and my time on PlayStation before but only by an hour or two. Any reason why this is and any way to fix it?

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I find it doesnt track time when it doesnt update to the current game im playing on my profile. Example if i played nioh yesturday but elden ring today, sometimes on the list of games on my profile still says nioh was the last game i played even if im currently playing elden ring, it then starts tracking time again when i restart the game and get that showing as latest game played. Im talking about the games section, not trophy section of your profile page. Might be worth a check

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That is not a problem with Elden Ring as I I have the same issue with The Last of Us Part 2. According to "Time played" I spent 6 hours on the game, although I put more than 20 hours in the game. It is just a bug and there is no fix to this as far as I know.

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Its

is known  to be extremely buggy. I have platted certain games in less than 5 minutes even though platinum took me 20 hours. 

 

Like my PS4 stack of Metro Exodus. It says i platted it in less than an hour. It seems that the tracking was only for my last session played. It never counted the time I spent getting 95% of the trophies. It’s totally unreliable unfortunately. 90% of the time shown seems to be accurate though. 

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The hours played section on PS5 is quite the mess, i check my games 510, next day it's 415 games, some games not even on the list and it's all over the place.

 

But i do have the beta system software, maybe contributing to it being messy and not accurate? I'm not too sure still.

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Posted (edited)

Back in May, my first Resident Evil Village playthrough clocked in 7 hours 34 minutes but the hours played section was telling me I had played it for 12 hours. I didn't die or reload a save nearly enough times to rack up an extra 4 1/2 hours. Pretty sure my GOTG and Plague Tale hours are inaccurate too.

 

I also don't have hours listed for Evolve, Godzilla, and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X. Is that because the first two are delisted games and the last one is a PS2 on PS4 title?

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Play time is quite inaccurate, in my experience games don't sync hours played well when it comes to playing two games at once on the same account. On team accounts, for example when one is played online and the other offline.

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My original suspicions:

- PS5 SKUs track much more accurately than PS4 SKUs

- Games with online connectivity track more accurately than offline-only titles

But my native-PS5 always-online Elden Ring shows *at least* 16 fewer hours played than my savefile tallies - and I've only the one savefile, thus far. I'm chalking it up to, as suggested above, limited data exchange w/ PSN. :\ Bummer. Was absolutely looking forward to this feature, ever since I first encountered it on...I believe, 3DS.

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This is super annoying,  I'm currently playing through Horizon Forbidden West and it says on my profile I've played for 10 hours while pstimetracker says I've played for 20, how is a third party tracker calculating hours better than the official tracker??

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I noticed this for the first time with Immortals Fenyx Rising. The in-game timer says I've played for more than 65 hours, but my PS5 only shows 59 hours. And I haven't taken myself offline or made myself appear offline for any of that time.

 

Not the biggest discrepancy in the world, but now I'm doubting the accuracy of my other games.

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Has  it always been like this? Such a bummer, this and the trophy tracking feature are the ones that actually made me want to upgrade, well there's no rush gonna wait till Christmas to see if Sony fixes it.

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Well, the year-end messages that Sony sends with your most played games etc. have always been completely off, so it's no real surprise the trend continues here...

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I find if you press down and click on the start game bit under the game it tracks the time. Whereas if you just click on the game tile to get into the game the time played will be off. 

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It's never been accurate, not on PS4 nor PS5, it's the main reason I say it shouldn't be bought up in the dispute threads.  According to Sony my most played game in 2020 was Days Gone..... A game I have never played xD

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I'm pretty sure it's broken right now since the last update on PS5. I know I played Assassins Creed Odyssey for more than 12 hours, however my profile shows less than 1 hour.

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My "Games" tab located on my PS5 Profile has been acting weird since yesterday. Two games completely dissappeared from it (Gran Turismo 7 and Gran Turismo Sport) and they won't show up again after opening them or earning a trophy. Also Grand Theft Auto V PS5 Edition won't register as an individual game, and even though I opened the PS4 version today, it says that the last time it was played was 1 month ago.

I can't be the only one with this issue...

PSN Support says they are looking into it right now.

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The playtime tracker has been broken since ps5 launch, but seems like not many people care about this issue.

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I had 130 games registered on my account, checked it now and a huge amount of games are missing, my PS5 version of Sifu, Nioh, Infamous SS, Ps4 version of among us and others 

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1 minute ago, Xherss__ said:

I had 130 games registered on my account, checked it now and a huge amount of games are missing, my PS5 version of Sifu, Nioh, Infamous SS, Ps4 version of among us and others 

Thanks for your comment, do you mind opening one of them to see if it goes back to the "Last Played" list on your profile?

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4 minutes ago, Xherss__ said:

I had 130 games registered on my account, checked it now and a huge amount of games are missing, my PS5 version of Sifu, Nioh, Infamous SS, Ps4 version of among us and others 

I notice that i have the same problem, my list went from 154 games to 90, even the most recent ones like elden ring are gone.

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2 minutes ago, n1c0live said:

Thanks for your comment, do you mind opening one of them to see if it goes back to the "Last Played" list on your profile?

i tried already, i tried with the ps4 version of among us and the ps4 version of maneater that i got the plat trophy monday and both of them didn't come back

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Posted (edited)

My profile’s games page as displayed on PS5 has been acting weird for the past few days too.

 

Right now I’m playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales but it won’t go beyond showing 4 hours of playtime from my first sitting. Now today I wake up to not only find that about 100 or so games have disappeared from my profile entirely, but among the games that haven’t gone missing there’s a few without any PS4 / PS5 console tags!

 

Damn, Sony…

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16 minutes ago, Gerardus94 said:

I notice that i have the same problem, my list went from 154 games to 90, even the most recent ones like elden ring are gone.

 

15 minutes ago, Xherss__ said:

i tried already, i tried with the ps4 version of among us and the ps4 version of maneater that i got the plat trophy monday and both of them didn't come back

 

13 minutes ago, PMV said:

My profile’s games page as displayed on PS5 has been acting weird for the past few days too.

 

Right now I’m playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales but it won’t go beyond showing 4 hours of playtime from my first sitting. Now today I wake up to not only find that about 100 or so games have disappeared from my profile entirely, but among the games that haven’t gone missing there’s a few without any PS4 / PS5 console tags!

 

Damn, Sony…

So there's definitely something going on these past couple of days... Thanks for checking it out.

In my case Gran Turismo 7 is completely gone from my profile even though I'm playing it right now. It also dissappeared from one of my friends profile.

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Here is what I noticed, if you aren’t online status it won’t clock it, if you are it will click correctly

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