Insert the game cartridge into the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo didn't take all the medals, though.
The video also revealed many other indie games coming to Nintendo Switch, including retro-inspired action-RPG CrossCode (Deck13 Interactive / Radical Fish Games), explosive metal rhythm game Double Kick Heroes (Plug in Digital / Headbang Club), story-driven puzzle-platformer Inmost (Chucklefish / Hidden Layer Games) and 2D open-world game Forager (Humble Bundle / HopFrog).
Nintendo was the top publisher in the USA in 2018, and Switch sales were up 18% year over year. In a shock to absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling game of 2018, followed by Black Ops 4 and National Basketball Association 2K19.
And there's one very good reason why Nintendo would want to hold a Nintendo Direct for January 2019.
Ultimate continues to impress fans of the fighter from Nintendo and there's still so much on the way.
In that chat, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa once again reaffirmed Nintendo's Switch sales goal, while also noting at that Nintendo isn't looking to release a Switch successor or even cut the price of the current model.
A larger or smaller version, or one with more power, would make more of a difference, but despite numerous rumours there's been nothing to suggest Nintendo is planning something that drastic. This doesn't necessarily kill all hope for a console refresh from Nintendo this year (E3 2019 is still a long way off, after all), but it's clear that this isn't a priority for Nintendo. It has even designed the console in a way that it becomes interesting and fun even for those who would probably never consider themselves to be gamers. Pachter also went on to say that he believes the console will be priced in the $200 Dollars range (roughly $267 CAD), a number that's significantly under the Switch's current $379 CAD price tag. There were compromises to be made to accommodate its form factor and Nintendo's philosophy does sometimes get in the way of adding more titles to its roster. And now it has the numbers to prove it.