When it comes to entertainment, there are few video game accessories that greatly improve the gaming experience more so than a dedicated gaming chair. When it comes to the best gaming chairs, they have the power to make any video game instantly more immersive and also double up as comfy armchairs for watching TV and relaxing.
With the new generation of gaming in full swing now, having a gaming chair for PS4 or Xbox One is ideal. Let’s face it, gamers sometimes play for long hours at a time and owning a video game chair to play games on your PS4 or Xbox One can be a comfortable experience.
The more comfortable you are…the longer you can play right?
If you’re a PC Gamer, then check out this list of computer gaming chairs. And if you’re an avid console gamer who’s still going without a quality chair for gaming, look no further; we’ve compiled a list of the best gaming chairs available right now to show you what’s on offer.
[Last updated June 23, 2017]
The benefits of a gaming chair
If you’re using a sofa or standard desk chair and wondering exactly how a dedicated gaming seat is going to change the way you play, it’s the special features that set them apart.
We’ve listed some of the best gaming chairs, which are fitted with surround sound, inbuilt vibration, and even included one that doubles up as a footrest and storage space. Picking up one of these really is well worthwhile.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of buying and owning a gaming chair:
- Gaming chairs help you avoid back pain.
- Easy to move from place to place just like a regular chair.
- Greatly immerses you in video games.
- Helps to improve your overall gaming experience and skills.
- Very inexpensive especially for what you’re getting.
Chairs for gaming benefit both children and adults. And if you’re worried about being too big for a game chair, keep in mind the top gaming chairs we’ve listed accommodate all sizes of gamers with no problem.
Best Gaming Chair – Top Pick
One of the best gaming chairs on Amazon with great reviews is the X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 that’s built with all round entertainment in mind.
The 51259 is packed with similar features to the 51396 but has several additions that make it a great buy for gamers wanting to use their game chair for music and movies too.
Rather than the standard two-speaker setup, this uses 4.1 surround sound – that means it’s fitted with more speakers than most video game chairs. When used alongside the inbuilt vibration feature it creates an unbeaten audio experience and there’d be no trouble using this as a standalone speaker.
The X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 comes with 4 speakers that provide surround sound as well as a subwoofer that produces deep bass.
The X Rocker has continued to be #1 on the rating chart for the best gaming chairs available. We still highly recommend this game chair for anyone looking for amazing quality at a good price.
What’s also so great about this chair is that it’s great for video games and much more like:
- Listening to music
- As a chair for comfortable reading
- A place to just sit and relax
- It’s great for watching televisions shows and movies
- As a place for guest to sit if you live in a small living space
Like the other X Rocker to make our list, this gaming chair’s comfort factor is as impressive as the rest of its features, with a thick cushioned seat and backrest that’s perfect for sessions lasting several hours.
The sound input on this is also wireless when used along with the included transmitter which can be plugged into any RCA output.
Whether you’re looking for a PS4 gaming chair or an Xbox One gaming chair, for the inexpensive price, this one’s going to be perfect for anyone wanting to improve their all-round entertainment experience no matter what console you may own.
Best Video Game Chair for Hardcore gamers
This gaming chair right here is an absolute beast and one of the best gaming chairs you’ll find. X Rocker has been the top name in video game chairs for years and with the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal they’ve outdone themselves yet again.
From the first glance it’s clear that comfort has not been compromised in the pursuit of functionality; the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal has a wide, soft cushioned seat that’s as good for relaxing as it is for gaming. The gunstock arms complete the design to leave an armchair that’s going to be perfect for every digital entertainment experience.
Looking at its features, it’s no surprise that this is one of the best console gaming chairs you can buy. The 51396 is fitted with two speakers at each side of the headrest and a sub-woofer at the rear – all of which use 2.1 AFM Technology.
There’s also inbuilt vibration that’ll improve the immersion of any game, from Call of Duty to Halo 5. Hooking this gaming chair up to your PS4 or Xbox One is going to open up a whole new gaming experience. It’s also worth mentioning that the package includes a wireless transmitter that’ll receive the sound signals from your TV without any cables trailing across the room.
Currently discounted from its original price, it’s a very affordable gaming chair that’s also the most feature packed.
If you consider yourself a hardcore gamer, look no further. This chair is for you.
Top Video Game Chair with storage and a footrest
In at four and the last to make the list is yet another from market leader X Rocker, who is currently dominating our list for the best gaming chairs. I’ve included this for its unique design – a folding mechanism that allows it to be seamlessly switched between chair and footrest.
The X Rocker Triple Flip 2.1 Storage Ottoman Sound Chair with Arms is fitted with AFM Technology for a total 2.1 sound immersion that’ll give a solid audio experience and can also be connected to phones and iPods etc., as well as a games console.
In the folded out armchair position it’ll provide comfort that’s on par with other, more expensive X Rocker models, but this one can be folded to save space and also includes extra storage beneath the seat, which can be lifted to reveal a spacious compartment.
If you’re a gamer that’s setup in a small space, or searching for a chair that’s easily concealable when unneeded, the Ottoman is perfect. That extra storage compartment is a good place to keep the wires included with the chair, along with games and other accessories.
For the low price, it’s a bargain and one of my personal favorites, offering unique style and functionality alongside the X Rocker’s inbuilt sound technology.
Best adjustable Game Chair for casual gamers
In at third is a chair that’s built purely for comfort. The Homelegance Adjustable Game Chair isn’t fitted with the features of the previous X Rockers – there are no speakers or vibration – and instead includes an adjustable mechanism that makes it ideal for casual gamers or those who already have a good speaker system.
The chair can be adjusted to several angles between the lying and up-right positions and is over-stuffed for optimum comfort. It’s a video game chair fit for intense gaming sessions, general relaxing, and even napping.
As well as the standard black cover, the Homelegance is also available in both red and cream, so there’s a bit of choice depending on your personal preference.
This is a great option for those who don’t play video games often but still want a comfortable experience when they do. It’s received excellent reviews on Amazon and offers adjustability options that aren’t available with the X Rocker chairs we’ve listed.
I’d definitely recommend this to a gamer with comfort in mind.
Why buy a gaming chair for PS4 or Xbox One?
There are a lot of reasons to buy a gaming chair for console gaming. With the new Xbox project scorpio (now called Xbox One X) and soon the Playstation 5, we have so much gaming time to look forward to in the future. Why not invest in something comfortable, cool, and improves the quality of game play! There are so many good choices available for all type of budgets, but we highly recommend any of the above.
So when you’re researching info for the perfect gaming chair, don’t forget to keep the following in mind.
Gaming chairs are great for:
- Playing video games
- Reading books
- Listening to music
- Watching movies and television
What does this all mean? Well, your going to want more than just a gaming chair for just gaming. Why not buy something that you can use for multiple purposes? Although gaming chairs are mainly meant to play video games comfortably it doesn’t mean you can’t use them for other things. So pay attention to what they may provide besides gaming and what people say about how they use them in the comment sections.
Is it worth buying a chair for gaming?
If you’re still on the fence over whether or not to get a game chair for your PS4 or Xbox One, I’ll say this: from personal experience they are 100% worth it.
It’s going to change the way you play and most likely improve your skills too, immersing you fully into the game. There’s also the added benefit of comfort for those long gaming sessions. Think of a gaming chair as a long term investment. But instead of a long, boring type of investment it’s a fun, comfortable and improvement upon your previous experiences.
Whether you need the added features of speaker and vibration or already have a sound system, there’s a chair out there that will fit in with your setup perfectly.
[Originally published August 4, 2014]
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