With March's Block Party promotion out of the way, April is a time for games to market themselves and push their own agendas without the help of Microsoft.
In previous years, the month has had some games succeed (The Dishwasher) and games fall off almost instantly (Flock).
Will this year be any different? In this analysis we check out Puzzle Chronicles, After Burner Climax, Final Fight: Double Impact and Tecmo Bowl Throwback, as well as look at the Top 20 lists released by the Major Nelson blog.
Here's how new releases seem to have fared in the month, according to information we can glean from Leaderboards.