PSN doesn’t offer any official way for you to know how much time you’ve spent in a game unless the game itself supports the feature. Games like Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil etc. A new free website could change that and get you free updates on how much time you’ve spent playing a particular game.
Track your PSN games play time and activities easily
If you’re looking to quantify the amount of time you spend in games like Destiny, Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. but don’t like how Sony doesn’t offer you the option of knowing time spent, a free website does it for you at no cost to your privacy.
PS-timetracker is a handy website that tells you to add a bot that tracks the amount of time you’ve spent, and the PSN games you’ve spent it on.
Similar to sites like PSNProfiles, the bot will track your online activity, that means no going offline.
It might sound invasive, but it isn’t. You have to add the bot as a friend on PSN and since this is the only link between you and the website, the bot has the same access to information as anyone else in your friend’s list. As such, this is a 100% safe method.
Some quick tips for getting accurate readings:
- You have to be online. Appearing offline won’t count your time or games played.
- It counts games from when you added the bot. It won’t count your previous hours of a game.
- Suspended games (when you’re at the XMB or in another app) will not be tracked. If you pause a game, it will still track.
- You will get a message once a day and will need to play a game for at least 30 mins a day for that day to count.
- Games put in Rest Mode aren’t tracked.
- You don’t need PS+ or any subscription to track your games.
How does it work?
All you have to do is add the current bot (currently its ps-timetracker5) but this bot changes as each bot account is limited to 2000 friends on PSN, after which a new account is made. We recommend checking the website for the latest PSN ID of the bot.
Once you add the bot, you will get a message from it giving you a unique code in the message body. Enter that code at this link, along with your PSN ID.
The code will occasionally change and each time it does, just visit the link above and input the new code with your PSN ID.
All in all, PSN users can voluntarily find out the amount of time they’ve spent on the game as others can’t track you without the message in your inbox. Another great step toward privacy.
The bot can be useful to track your PS3, PS4, PSVita and perhaps the PS5 playtime, considering its tracking your PSN ID and not your console.
If you want to stop your data from being tracked, simply remove the bot from your friends list and you’re good to go!