As 2020 begins, it is natural for gamers to reflect on some of the biggest titles of 2019. \n \nIt's not just gamers compiling lists of the best of the best to grace gaming consoles the world over. Major companies are getting in on the action as well. \n \nMost notably, Nintendo sounded off, giving us a list of the top downloaded games for the Nintendo Switch console in 2019. \n \nThere were 25 games listed and some of them are downright shocking. Let's list them out first before diving in and analyzing some of the more surprising entries. \n \nIt should be noted that this list only includes the most downloaded games on the Switch, and should not be confused with a list of the best-selling games overall. \n \n \tFortnite \n \tSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate \n \tMinecraft \n \tCuphead \n \tUntitled Goose Game \n \tPokemon Sword \n \tFire Emblem: Three Houses \n \tNBA 2K19 \n \tNew Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe \n \tDragon Ball FighterZ \n \tPokemon Shield \n \tSuper Mario Maker 2 \n \tOvercooked! 2 \n \tHollow Knight \n \tThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening \n \tLuigi's Mansion 3 \n \tCadence of Hyrule \n \tSuper Mario Party \n \tFinal Fantasy VII \n \tDragon Ball Xenoverse 2 \n \tMarvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order \n \tUndertale \n \tCrypt of the NecroDancer \n \tWarframe \n \tMortal Kombat 11 \n \nA few things that should come as a surprise to no one right off the bat: Fortnite is the number one downloaded game, Minecraft is up there, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is in at the number two spot, and Pokemon Sword is in the top 10. \n \nBut look at the placement for House House's Untitled Goose Game! \n \nIt's in the top five, beating out some major franchises like Mario, Luigi's Mansion, Mortal Kombat, and Legend of Zelda. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=9LL2AtHo1gk \n \nThat's a huge get for a small indy game that most people wrote off as a joke. \n \nAlso, while Pokemon Sword's placement is so high, it's interesting to note that Pokemon Shield didn't crack the top 10. In fact, there's a difference of five spaces between the two Pokemon titles, showing that Sword was the more popular option, at least as far as Switch downloads go. \n \nIt's also good to see Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII on this list. \n \nOf course, this is the original 1997 PlayStation One game, not to be confused with the upcoming remake. But Final Fantasy VII has been re-released on many platforms over the years, including the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Steam, and even mobile devices. The fact that this latest release can still be one of Nintendo's top 25 downloaded titles in 2019 really says something about the staying power of this 23-year-old game.