Obviously Nvidia want the professional users to upgrade their workbenches.
60% over Maxwell Titan X. Thats a lot of time saved for computation work.
There was a reason why Nvidia announced Pascal Titan X at a university and not a game convention. The target buyers here are professional users. And gamers that bleed for the best. But the professional users completely overshadow the gamers. And since AMD is nowhere to be seen with FirePro, they charge whatever price they desire.
Universities and employers will still buy it regardless.