it did, actually. amd lost money in every line of business except gpus in q4. of course, in gpus it still saw shrinking revenues and asps and falling margins, and also lost market share to nvda, but at least they didn't lose money on gpus, unlike cpus and apus where they lost their azzez. i'd say that is was near cost GPU sales for consoles that kept the gpu business marginally profitable in a quarter where everything else stayed red and got even worse.
Any hint of a minuscule profit on these toys was overwhelmed by the massive losses AMD is taking on just being AMD.
And according to all reports, the Wii U is underselling expectations. Even if it could have duplicated the 56 million units of the original Wii that were sold, that would likely profit AMD less than $200 million. AMD needs $billions in profits per year. Not $tens of millions spread over a good part of a decade.
AMD's board needs to fold this failure up and find another business to invest in.
AMD won the business by being the lowest bidder, not for technical proficiency. The bigger worry for the AMDtards ought to be how much of a loss will AMD be taking per console chip and how much will that accelerate the already rapid disintegration of AMD's core business.