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Wii U or Vita, which has been more successful/profitable?

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Wii U or Vita

Vita has 2 million more sales 63 27.04%
 
Wii U has 2 games enterin... 137 58.80%
 
see results 31 13.30%
 
other, post below 2 0.86%
 
Total:233

Sure the Vita has 2 million more in sales, but is that all we look at?

 

Vita has more games and is on the charts more with small hits. Mainly due to Japan. But when it comes to big games the Vita does not even have a game in the top "1200" on the vgchartz game page! Both systems have a robust digital empire as well, but since I am biased I'll say the Wii U wins the digital race.

Now the Wii U has two million fewer units sold, but is advertised a lot, and costs more to make I am sure. Ofcourse it costs much more as well so that offsets the price diference. Lastly, and maybe a game changer, the Wii U has many more U games in the top 1200 and two that are about to jump into the top 200 on the charts. 

 

So despite both doing poorly over their lifetime, which has been more profitable?

 

http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?page=7&results=200&name=&platform=&minSales=0&publisher=&genre=&sort=GL



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None are profitable. Last year Sony "wrote off" PS Vita and PS Vita TV from its earnings. Wii U is also in same boat.



I guess Wii U because nintendo did alot money with the games.

Games like Mario Kart 8 (+Dlcs), Mario 3d Wörld, Nintendoland and co are not incredible expensive to made (the nintendo studios are very small compared to other big AAA blockbusters) and sold ALOT units.
Sony sold almost no software on vita (most was third party where sony just get some licensing money, but the most money will go to the publishers)



daredevil.shark said:
None are profitable. Last year Sony "wrote off" PS Vita and PS Vita TV from its earnings. Wii U is also in same boat.


Uuuhhhhggghhh...fine, which has done more betterest over all?



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spurgeonryan said:
daredevil.shark said:
None are profitable. Last year Sony "wrote off" PS Vita and PS Vita TV from its earnings. Wii U is also in same boat.


Uuuhhhhggghhh...fine, which has done more betterest over all?


Do you mean which one lost "less money"? Then I have no idea. Both are commercial failure.



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We'll be able to tell when their lifespans come to an end.

Although right now I would have to say Wii U...?



I'm pretty sure Nintendo started to make profit of the Wii U at his second year, don't quote me on that I don't remember very well they also said that if they cut the price of the Wii U again, then it would start to sell at a loss, again don't quote me on that.



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WiiU is the more profitable thanks to the good sales of the first party games, Nintendo earn more money for games than for anything else, and they are having good software numbers on WiiU.



Vita, half its games sales are digital. U will never sale enough to erase and make worth its development its weird hardware make up and costs of Hd gaming.



I have no idea about profits but the Wii U seems to have damaged the brand I guess. But then most people who have a Vita or Wii U seem happy with them.