This is one of the most frequently questions made by community members.
This is at same time very difficult and very easy answer; so let start with simply define the PRCY chain.
PRCY is a hybrid chain with mining POA based on proof of work and staking/mn based on proof of stake; the proof of stake chain needs both masternodes and staking nodes to function properly. POA is checking the amount of staking and masternodes rewards.
What is more profitable, is not so easy to calculate, cause rewards depends on how many masternodes, PoA miners, and staking nodes are available in a specific moment.
As you can understand, this numbers keeps changing and balancing each others.
Take an example where hypotetically there are 200 staking nodes and 5 masternodes (this are pure examples), in this situation is most profitable to run a new masternodes, if you invert numbers could be more profitable to run a staking node.
The system rewards works in a way that the most profitable in a specific condition, is the one that the chain needs more in that moment.