I'm curious to find out how long I've been playing No Mans Sky, and there's nothing that I can see in-game that would tell me that. So I was wondering if there's a global Playstation 4 data / stats screen somewhere that tells me the duration I've spend playing any single game.

I thought the trophies screen would help here, but that only lists out the trophies, nothing more generic and stats based. And the PSN website is not any better. It's all pretty barren.

Is there any way to find this out? (Not with NMS specifically, but any game).


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The only way to see gameplay hours of any game is if there is an option in-game. There is no way to see this on the PS4 home menu with a nice hourly breakdown per game.

Based on comments in this thread, it looks like Destiny and Trials Fusion store gameplay hours, for instance.

A side note, this past week, in Sony's lovely Weekly Update email, they informed me of my total gameplay hours on my PSN account, so it looks like they DO store gameplay hours, but there's no way to access them.

I really didn't need to know this number

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    Roughly 483.5 days for those curious. Sep 20, 2016 at 17:19
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    @MichaelMcGriff the worst part is that this account was created January 2012
    – Vemonus
    Sep 20, 2016 at 17:22
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    I'm assuming that a total gameplay hour counter for PSN would work the same as it does for steam, where hours accumulate as long as the game is open and running. Also, are you trying to suggest that I've spent MORE than 483 days playing games in the past 4-5 years?
    – Vemonus
    Sep 20, 2016 at 20:09
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    @vemonus that's a full time job equivalent for 5.4 years or so (given 22 work day months and 8 hour workdays) so if that is an underestimation it's scary.
    – DRF
    Sep 20, 2016 at 20:31
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    "it's just a hobby"
    – Vemonus
    Sep 20, 2016 at 20:36

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