So... assuming it's Star Wars and it's a Home based pin at $4000 instead of $5300... I think Stern may be able to do well with this. Lets see what the could take off to reduce price and still have the same gameplay.
Lose the coin door, mechs, ability to add shaker: -$200
Lose the mini screen, button in center of lockdown bar, ability to lift playfield: -$200
Shorten the backbox (boards will easily fit), replace translite with plastic: -$200
Drastically cut quality on cabinet (no longer commercial: -$200
Save on limited programming, layout, art, and design costs: -$500
Assuming the layout of where the pinball actually travels... that could actually work and give them the same margins for the "home edition" as the pros.
Assuming Stern just sold as many of these as they did their commercial units, this would be a financial success for them.
I hate it as a pin enthusiast, but am glad the manufacturers could potentially have another income stream to keep the lights on and hopefully give us better machines with more pins being manufactured helping cover fixed costs of manufacturing.