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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation Report  bought Mojang for $2.5 billion in September to get its Minecraft video game. Jim Cramer, the co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, which has Microsoft as a holding, said Thursday the company made the wrong move.

Microsoft should have bought Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) - Get Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Report , Cramer said. Take-Two Interactive beat on earnings and revenue expectations Wednesday and shares of the $1.9 billion video game producer are up over 8% today. 

"This is an amazing, well-run company," Cramer said of Take-Two on CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, and CEO Strauss Zelnick has done a great job leading the company. 

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Video games are very popular among the younger generations, he said, and they don't seem to be going away anytime soon. So if Microsoft wanted a video game company, it should have been Take-Two. 

Buying Take-Two wouldn't have cost Microsoft any more than buying Mojang, Cramer asserted. Instead of getting Minecraft in the deal, Microsoft would've inherited a much larger portfolio of games including Borderlands, Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K15, among others. 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had a position in MSFT.