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On the Wii, every time you’d start it up there would be a big screen with white text on black saying that it can cause seizures in a small group of people. I’ve heard that the PlayStation 3 also has this.

However, the 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch never require you to see this—it is in a manual or hidden somewhere in some software built-in but not ever opened by normal users.

Why did this change? Was there some legal decision or law that changed that caused this disclaimer to not be legally necessary?

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No law change AFAIK - a technology change

LED TVs don’t flicker at frequencies that can cause seizures like cathode ray tubes could.

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