Have you popped it in yet? It has a digital manual.
Yes it is cheap, thats kind of the point. Why should they spend extra money on something that MAYBE 10% of people actually read/use when they can do it on digital for CONSIDERABLY less. Lets say it costs 10 cents to print, and they ship 2 million copies, that's about $100,000 in savings right there.
Keep in mind how expensive ink is, and how expensive paper is, even when both are mass produced --- 3DS FC 4511 0873 8156 https://twitter.com/Ultramarcusaway
There's a digital manual, but really, every modern game teaches you how to play within the game itself now, so manual's are not as purposeful as they once were. --- Currently playing: Rune Factory 4 (3DS), FFXIV ARR (PC) Raiiiiiiinbooooooow!