Update: Currently, to be clear, here are two different options for HoloLens purchasers: The Development Edition is $3,000. The Commercial Suite, which includes security and device management capabilities, plus a warranty, is $5000. (Both of these prices are for U.S.)
The target audiences of the current HoloLens headset are Windows 10 developers and business users. (HoloLens runs a variant of Windows 10 inside.)
My bet is Microsoft itself won't be building a cheaper, consumer-targeted Windows Holographic device; instead, my guess is some partner or partners will do that, much the same way Microsoft OEMs have built cheaper and more consumer-focused versions of Windows PCs.
Microsoft officials have not released information on how many HoloLens headsets the company has sold to date.
But yesterday, shares of display vendor Himax Technologies were dinged after an industry watcher said there had been a "sharp drop-off in revenue from Microsoft's HoloLens," Barron's reported. Barron's report said Microsoft is cutting orders for components for HoloLens "as it rejiggers the product, which is still a device mostly for developers to play with."