Don\u2019t look now but Microsoft has just become a $1 trillion company. Based on the company\u2019s financial results for the third quarter, it has achieved an amazing feat.\r\n\r\nMost observers might think that gaming played a big part in this achievement. Possibly, but it was not a major factor.\r\n\r\nLooking back at Microsoft\u2019s history, its foray into gaming was not as successful as some might have imagined.\r\n\r\nThis is surprising considering the company\u2019s five percent year-on-year rise in revenues gained from sales of Xbox software and services. In fact, its earnings amounting to $2.36 billion was still considered lower than the target.\r\n\r\nBut despite this development, Microsoft believes that gaming can still offer massive opportunities.\r\n\r\nAlthough the company observed significant user engagement, it wasn\u2019t able to capitalize on this knowledge to rake in higher profits. Simply put, there was a huge disparity between its projected and actual revenues, according to PC Gamer.\r\n\r\nWhatever success Microsoft has achieved in gaming is largely attributable to its Xbox console. The company\u2019s revenues from its PC products also helped shoulder the deficit. Its computer-related profits rose from eight percent, amounting to $10.7 billion for the last quarter. Officials said their sales exceeded their expectations.\r\n\r\nAmy Hood, Microsoft\u2019s chief financial officer, explained that the overall market for PCs was more robust than they expected. She said this development was due to improved chips supply, enabling the company to serve unmet premium and consumer demand. Moreover, its revenues from cloud services grew by an impressive 41 percent.\r\n\r\nMicrosoft is only the third American company that has hit the $1 trillion mark, after Apple and Amazon. To put things in perspective, the Washington-based company is worth more than the combined value of Visa, Exxon Mobil, Advanced Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, and Stanley Black and Decker.\r\n\r\nIt is worth noting that Microsoft\u2019s value is even greater than Turkey\u2019s GDP and twice larger than Belgium\u2019s economy.\r\n\r\nThe question now in everyone\u2019s mind is the company\u2019s capacity to sustain this level of valuation. However, it is pragmatic enough to admit that stiff competition from the market could result in decreased revenues.\r\n\r\nIn the meantime, Microsoft\u2019s stock price shares opened at $130 today (April 25). This is an increase of about four percent from its closing price of $125 yesterday. Amidst fluctuating stock prices, the company had hit the $1 trillion mark during Nasdaq\u2019s trading hours, the Verge reported.\r\n\r\nOver the years, the software developer has been working hard to push its cloud products. One of its goals is to catch up with Amazon, which has been dominating the AWS. Although Microsoft\u2019s $1 trillion valuations is a major metric for investors, it\u2019s something the company\u2019s leadership is not transfixed on.