Storage is moot when all games have mandatory installs.
The bigger questions are why would retailers stock a console without a disc drive and why would it happen at such a low price.
Very good question. Guess we will find out how that goes when the disc driveless XB1 comes along next year.
Then again not having discs hasn't stopped PC hardware from selling. And brick and mortar retailers can always do shady shit like just having more of the disc drive sku in stock.
I doubt online retailers will have problem with it though. Who knows, retailers may even start purchasing game download codes and selling those to consumers.
Do mandatory installs require the full download amount? I thought it was like some Switch games where some is on the cart and the rest is downloaded.
Nope. Mandatory installs. They just let you start playing the game from the disc while its stealth installing the entire disc to the console.
The disc drives in the consoles really do absolutely nothing at all besides act as a conduit for the game to get onto the internal HDD.