Microsoft Studios, established in 2002, is the video game production arm for Microsoft.
It publishes and develops games for responsible for the development and publishing of games for Xbox 360, Xbox, Xbox One, Window Store, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store, and Windows Phone platforms. Before 2002, they were known as Microsoft Game Division and Microsoft Games, before being rebranded as Microsoft Studios in 2011. The company has earned $5 billion, only through its non-hardware platform. The division of Microsoft is headed by Phil Spencer
Halo series has been the most famous and loved games by Microsoft Studios. In only 24 hours of its release, Halo 3 sold more than $170 million worth copies, hence flouting the record set by Halo 2. Halo franchise is single handedly responsible for generating a whopping $3.4 billion for the Microsoft franchise. Other popular games from the company have been Gears of War, Fable, Solitaires, Age of Empires and Call of Duty.