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RealMoney Radio Mailbag: Playing the Game

A listener learns Cramer's take on IBM as play on video-game consoles.

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Do you believe IBM (IBM) - Get International Business Machines Corporation Report is a good way to play all the new video-game consoles coming out?-- Shawn

Jim Cramer

: IBM does make chips for many of the video-game consoles, but that line of business is a very tiny part of IBM's overall revenue and likely won't have a significant impact on the company's bottom line. I believe


(GME) - Get GameStop Corporation Report

is a much better way to play the video-game console, and it is a good buy up to $50.

Would you rather buy Best Buy (BBY) - Get Best Buy Co. Inc. Report stock or the March $60 call options for $3?-- Lucas

Jim Cramer

: I would rather own Best Buy stock outright than those options. If the stock pulled back to $50 those options would go down in value in a flash, and in any case, those options are way out of the money which makes them incredibly risky.

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