It's been an amazing year for Nintendo fans, it's fair to say. The dark days of the Wii U are long behind us and the arrival of the Nintendo Switch – now entering its third holiday season – has resulted in a tidal wave of interest in all things Nintendo.

Not only has that meant that we've seen a flood of amazing games come to the console – both in physical form and digitally via the eShop – but it also means that 2019 was Nintendo Life's biggest year ever in terms of traffic.

We've covered the release of titles like Zelda: Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Astral Chain, Cuphead, Hellblade, Wargroove, Witcher 3, Cadence of Hyrule, Blasphemous, Tetris 99, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, River City Girls, New Super Lucky's Tale, The Touryst, Alien: Isolation and many, many more; when you look back on it, the Switch has had a stunning 2019 in terms of software, and the release of the Switch Lite will have done a great deal to ensure that hardware sales remain robust, too. Will 2020 give us a Switch Pro? Who knows, but we can dream, right?

In short, Christmas 2019 is likely to be another bumper season for Nintendo and we expect a great many people will be joining the party when they rip open their presents on Christmas morning. If you're one of those people who is visiting this site for the first time now, welcome – and check out our guide to the best Switch games to see what your next purchase should be.

Needless to say, we couldn't do what we without the support of you, our readers. We hope you've enjoyed the content we've put live during the past 12 months, and we hope that 2020 is just as exciting.

So, from everyone at Nintendo Life, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an incredibly Happy New Year – and we'll see you in 2020 for another year of Nintendo coverage.