Best Console Gaming Chairs 2017 - Buyers Guide
With an ever-increasing choice of gaming chairs to choose from we have put together a list of the best gaming chairs available for console users.
If you are not sure why you need a gaming chair or would like to see a complete list of gaming chairs compatible with PS4 as well please check out our ultimate guide to console gaming chairs.
If you have a PC we got you covered, check out our Best PC Gaming Chairs.
Best Console Gaming Chairs
X Rocker 51396
2.1 audio, subwoofer, AFM, wireless, pedestal
X Rocker 51259
4.1 audio, subwoofer, AFM, wireless, bluetooth
Cohesion XP 2.1
2.1 audio, compact storage, lightweight
Multiple storage, LED, sound controllers
BraZen Stag 2.1
2.1 audio, controllable vibration motors, pedestal
Easy storage, 14 different positions, memory foam
Patented adjustable steering/pedals.
Gear shift mount, most comfortable bucket seat
X Rocker 5143601
2.1 audio, subwoofer, wireless transmission
X Rocker 5127401
2.1 audio, wireless, pedestal
1. X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair
One of the most popular on the market currently and for good reason. Packed with great features and excellent ergonomics this is a chair that will please even the most hardened console gamer for a very reasonable price.
The sound effects are amazing due to the inclusion of AFM technology with added varied vibrations to really immerse the gamer through the speakers in the headrest.
The ergonomics of the chair have been designed to bring great comfort and with easy set up and compatible with all consoles this is a chair that we recommend for consideration to anyone in the market for a gaming chair specifically for consoles.
With extra padding and ergonomic design this chair is well suited for long gaming sessions with cushy backrest, back and bottom. This is a well made chair and very popular with console gamers.
- Dimensions: 23" x
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- Weight: 54.2 lbs
- Comes with swivel
and tilt capabilities
- Ergonomic design
with good back and
neck support and
- Nice leather look
- It has two speakers and a subwoofer built in with AFM technology
- You can connect to mulitple chairs for LAN parties and co-op gaming.
- Built in wireless receiver and transmitter that will work with any source with RCA stereo outputs. Optional RCA cables included.
- Great for playing games, watching TV, listening to music or reading..e...
This is an excellent value for money chair and if you are looking for good features such as wireless and AFM speakers then this is a good option. Anyone over 6ft tall might want to check the reviews before purchasing.
2. X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1
This chair comes with more speakers than any other X Rocker chair with an impressive four along with a subwoofer and AFM technology meaning an immersive sound and vibration for the best audio experience.
With the sound up you can really feel the bass and vibrations and really brings you into the game unlike most other gaming chairs.
Being able to wirelessly pair with any other compatible device is a great feature and you have a control panel below the users legs to control connectivity, virbation levels and audio volume.
With a thick and comfortable head rest and gunstock arms this chair has been designed to give comfortable gaming for many hours. It is also fairly small so can fit nicely into smaller bedrooms and alike. You can also watch TV and movies with this chair giving great value for money.
- Dimensions: 22.05" x 29.13" x 20.87"
- Weight: 50.0 lbs
- Material: Metal frame with padded vinyl
- Padded head rest and gun stock arms
- 4.1 audio with four speakers and a subwoofer with AFM technology.
- Built in wireless receiver and transmitter.
- Additional vibration motors with bass tones to enhance the whole gaming experience.
- Bluetooth enabled..e...
Coming equipped with four speakers and AFM technology many console gamers will love the immersive experience this chair brings. Durability may be an issue however especially for keen committed gamers and tall people over 6ft 2" may have trouble getting used to the position of the arm head rests.
3. Cohesion XP 2.1 Gaming Chair with Audio
Coming in at just over $50 the Cohesion XP 2.1 gaming chair offers great value for money. With a sleek design this chair really does look the part and in the main it is also rather comfortable.
Engineered cleverly to fold up in half along with being very lightweight means this chair is not just very portable but also great for compact storage. The material on the surface is a durable blend and cleans very well meaning you can clear up most stains using household products.
Coming with built in audio with two speakers is a great addition however with its wired setup it can be bit of a pain at times and the lack of bass leaves a little to be desired. Not surprising if you are of the taller variety you may not find this chair to be the most suitable due to its size but a great choice for children at a great price.
Whilst not rocking the high features of some other chairs for the price this is a great value for money purchase. If you need a portable lightweight chair and are not looking for the high end features then this is a great entry level choice.
- Dimensions: 18.3" x 25.7" x 16.6"
- Weight: 18.0lbs
- Foldable in half
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Two in built speakers.
- Portable and compact storage.
- Comfortable seating position.
Not everybody is a serious hard core gamer but if you do have regular 8+ hour gaming sessions then you may be wise to look at a more expensive option. For casual gamers shopping on a budget this is a worthy option.
4. Gioteck RC-3 Foldable Gaming Chair
This chair is great if storage space is an issue and you do not have the budget to purchase the high end chairs. It is made with good quality fabric and trim and is designed primarily for children and teenagers.
You will notice the near black color and flat and smart design which on appearance looks like a nice gaming chair. The addition of the red to accentuate the black hue makes a great looking gaming accessory.
On the right hand side is the volume knob with audio input easily reachable giving you the option to connect directly to the TV for impressive sound effects or to a separate audio device to listen to music.
What I liked most was the LED lights which illuminate the underside of the chair and look awesome. Totally adds to the look of the chair and a nice added touch. It comes with a wired connection for audio and AC power instead of batteries however no Bluetooth or wireless functionality.
A nice comfortable chair that comes with two incline angles which are easy to toggle between. The foldable design makes it great to store in any small space, a nicely engineered product. There are also addition pockets and grooves on the chair to store any gaming essentials making this a nicely thought out chair.
- Dimensions: 25.9" x 20.6" x 13.3"
- Weight: 22.0lbs
- Foldable in half with dual incline positions
- Easy storage
- Multiple storage zones to hold controllers and accessories
- Cool looking LED illuminations
- Connects directly to TV or mobile device for gaming and MP3 sound.
- Sound controllers with full management
A good entry level gaming chair that is great if you have limited storage space and you are looking for a chair for a child or teenager. As long as you are ok with no wireless or Bluetooth functionality be aware that it may not be the most durable or comfortable chair that you can buy but is still good value for money.
5. BraZen Stag 2.1 Surround Sound Gaming Chair
Being a pedestal gaming means this gaming chair can double up as a desk chair should you so wish. It is black with dark grey accents and whilst a fairly simple design it comes with built in 2.1 surround speakers which really impress.
It is a comfortable chair to sit in, especially for long gaming sessions however only if you are a child, teenager or small adult. This chair is not that well designed for larger adults.
With a built-in head rest this chair also comes with adjustable arm rests however you cannot adjust the height of this chair like you can in many other pedestal chairs. Something that you would take for granted with other PC gaming chairs but with this being made primarily for console gaming it may not be too much of an issue for you.
A good solid pedestal chair primarily for children and small adults, it has impressive 2.1 surround sound built in and comfortable for long gaming sessions. No wireless or Bluetooth offering and only a six month guarantee but a good chair for the price.
- Dimensions: 25.9" x 20.6" x 13.3"
- Weight: 35.2 lbs
- Built in headrest
- Pedestal design
- Built in 2.1 surround sound
- Can be used for movies, TV, music as well as gaming
- Controllable vibration motors
6. BirdRock Home Adjustable 14 Position Memory Foam Gaming Chair
The only memory foam gaming chair in our list this is the best memory foam gaming chair we have tested and is currently available. The chair comes in either different colors – Blue, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Eggplant, Grey and Lime.
As the name would suggest it is adjustable to 14 different positions and provides great back support when sitting on the floor. Made with soft plush fabrics with chopped memory foam blend inside this chair really does enable you to find the exact position that is the most comfortable.
Comfort really is the one main focus for this chair and it achieves it well also enabling you to easily store away should you be short of space. Perfect for children and adults alike this is a multi-use chair that you can use for various other activities such as reading, watching TV and even camping.
An excellent example of a memory foam gaming chair that can be used for various other activities. With the several different colors available this chair is suitable for children and adults and we would recommend this as a safe purchase as the company has a good reputation for customer service
- Dimensions: 41.2" x 21.2" x 6.0"
- Weight: 10.5 lbs
- Available in eight different colors
- Easy storage
- 14 different options available to get the most comfortable position
- Memory foam blend to create superior comfort and support
- Various uses aside from gaming such as reading, watching TV and just relaxing
We found the chair to very comfortable and in the main other online reviews we found the same although one or two people found it a little too hard for their liking. All in all, if you are in the market for a memory foam gaming chair then you cannot go too far wrong with this one.
7. PlaySeat Challenge Gaming Chair
One of the leading players in racing cockpits the Playseat Challenge gaming chair is one of the most popular chairs from Playseat. A great introduction to a racing cockpit this chair can be used with almost any video gaming device from consoles to PC and Mac.
With their patented fold away design this chair is fantastic for those who do not have much space and also for those who wish to go portable as due to its unique foldaway design this chair is extremely easy to carry around to play wherever you wish.
Really simple to assemble and dismantle using just a few velco straps the design of this chair is great and very similar to a standard deck chair in portability and ease of use. It has full lumbar support combined with ergonomic design to give great hours of gaming a pleasure to be part of.
Please not that this chair does not come with a steering wheel and pedals as standard and would need to be purchased separately but this chair is compatible with all steering wheels and pedals sets currently on the market.
An excellent example of a racing cockpit which utilises their patented collapsible design to enable easy assemble and dismantle with very little storage space required. A great choice if you are looking to you driving gaming experience to another level no matter what platform you are on.
- Dimensions: 31.4" x 22.6" x 7.8"
- Weight: 28.6 lbs
- Lightweight with patented fold away design
- Compatible with PC, Mac and console gaming
- Precision made supports for most steering wheel and pedal sets on the market
- Excellent build quality for stability and comfort
- Patented universal fully adjustable steering wheel and pedal set support
It really is amazing how something so lightweight is able to take your body weight even for adults and the molded racing seat and patented locking system for the steering wheel and pedals really does make this chair stand out. Not the cheapest but certainly one of the best on the market to take any driving game experience to the next level!
8. Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator
Coming in six different colors – Black, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green and Red this Openwheeler racing cockpit is simply one of the best on the market currently.
An actual real racing seat with strong shoulder support and reclining back you really get to feel like you are in a racing car environment and adjust to the most comfortable settings. By using the sliding rails you are able to get the pedals in the exact position you want so this can be used by all the family.
This OpenWheeler has been specifically designed for use with the Logitech G25 and G27 steering wheels and all wheels with an external gear shift module. Also able to accommodate the Thrustmaster T500 RS racing wheel and the 8 speed THS RS gear shifter. This comes with a gearshift mount as standard.
With all platforms supported from PC to Mac to all consoles including the Wii this chair is a great way to really take your driving experience to the next level and with a bit of practice will definitely improve your lap times.
- Dimensions: 33.0" x 22.0" x 25.0"
- Weight: 60.0 lbs
- Material: Steel, fabric
- Strong shoulder support with reclining back
- Compatible with PC, Mac and console gaming
- Compatible with most gaming steering wheels
- Gear shift mount included
- Fully adjustable steering wheel and pedal platform
- Inbuilt front wheels for easy manoeuvring
A great racing cockpit with almost exclusively positive online reviews which is rare for any gaming chair! If you are serious about your racing games and you have the budget to afford it then this is the chair for you, what are you waiting for?
9. X Rocker 5143601 II Video Gaming Chair
With two built in speakers and a control panel on the side for volume and bass control you really can sit back and crank up the volume to your ideal level.
Due to its ergonomic design with full back support it feels really comfortable in this chair. A popular chair not just for children but for large adults as well. Fairly easy to put together simply unfold it, screw in the arm supports then place a pin to stop the chair from folding back up again.
The chair needs to be plugged in to work so bear that in mind when purchasing and also as always check the eye level with your gaming screen as being a rocker your position will be just up off the floor.
The arm rests are comfortable even though they are not padded but be advised not to move the chair around by holding the rests as they will not take too much strain.
Coming with a black leather design and grey plastic arm rests this chair would fit in nicely to many peoples gaming rooms. It has a host of features including multiple speakers, subwoofer and wireless audio transmission.
- Dimensions: 27.8" x 18.5" x 17.5"
- Weight: 47.0 lbs
- Material: Foam seat with vinyl cover
- Ergonomic design with full back support
- Arm rests
- Foldable in half for easy storage
- Wireless audio transmission with headphone jack
- Side control panel with volume, bass control with input/output jacks
- Two inbuilt speakers with subwoofer
With nice sounding speakers and a neat foldable design this chair is a great choice for a lot of people especially if you want it suitable for children and adults alike as it fits well for a 6 year old right the way up to 6ft+ adult male.
10. X Rocker 5127401 Pedestal Gaming Chair
An easy to assemble pedestal chair that comes in fairly neutral black and grey colors which most people will find acceptable. It comes with a metal base and a swivelling rod that takes the chairs weight. The chair has a power cord and a wireless transmitter to hook to the TV.
Whilst it does have a tilting motion some may wish for a greater reclining function. The height is not adjustable nor can you remove it from its pedestal base to create a more traditional rocker chair, although if you want to do that why not buy a rocker instead.
The 2.1 surround sound works really well for both video games and movies and really increases your involvement in the sounds emanating from its two speakers and subwoofer. A real selling point for the chair and most gamers will simply love being so engrossed in the gaming experience via the sound.
A well balanced and feature rich gaming chair will be a great choice for anyone looking to spend hours of uninterrupted gaming with an immersive surround sound built in. Especially for large adults this chair will cater for most looking for the benefits of a pedestal gaming chair.
- Dimensions: 30.7" x 22.6" x 37.6"
- Weight: 45.9 lbs
- Material: Vinyl cover with plastic (arm rests)
- Ergonomic design with full back support
- Arm rests
- Wireless audio transmission
- Built in 2.1 surround sound
- Side control panel with volume bass control with input/output jacks
Similar to many other chairs here this also comes eith built in speakers and conveniently placed control panel. You get complete control over the comfort settings, being able to tilt, swivel and spin in this chair so if flexibility over seat position is imporant this would be a good choice.
Console Gaming Chair Buying Guide
Whether you are a casual or serious gamer you may be purchasing a gaming chair for the first time. This guide will help you understand the important aspects to consider when buying a console gaming chair to make sure you get the chair best suited for you or the persons that will be using the chair the most.
There are six main types of gaming chairs:
- Racing Cockpit
- Bean Bag
- Memory Foam
- PC Gaming
Whether you are a pro gamer or just a casual player you will have noticed the growing popularity of gaming chairs. Just pop on to any Twitch channel and you will see many are using them and are also a regular sight at popular mainstream gaming events.
Gaming chairs come in several different styles and mainly suited for either console or PC gaming. If you are mostly going to be playing on your console in front of your TV then a rocker chair would probably be your best option.
If, however as console user you would like the chair to double up to use whilst sitting at a desk then a pedestal or pc gaming chair would be more suitable.
PC gaming chairs are actually very good multipurpose products, pedestal chairs are more comfortable and sturdy whilst being less mobile and heavier.
Rocker Gaming Chair
A rocker chair has no pedestal instead it usually features n “L” shape and sits directly on the floor of you can choose to mount it on something.
The shape of a rocker chair enables you to rock back and forth gently which enhances comfort.
Very popular with console gamers and an excellent choice for children but perhaps not as suitable for older gamers due to having to get up and down onto the chair on a regular basis.
Pedestal Gaming Chair
A pedestal gaming chair is set on top of a load bearing support and can be adjusted to swivel in any direction similar to many standard office chairs.
Some have wheels and may also allow user the rock back and forth and used as a kind of recliner.
Specifically designed to keep the user elevated just a few inches in the air and provide a direct view of TV screen or monitor enabling you to use this as a console or desk gaming chair.
Racing Cockpit Chair
As the name suggests these are chairs specifically designed for racing games.
Some but not all will come with a steering wheel and a clutch (you may have to purchase separately) but generally will be very comfortable and fairly lightweight.
If you are a keen racer then these are the best option for you.
Generally made of polystyrene bean bag chairs are easy to fold and store and great for kids.
Bean bag chairs are water resistance and come in many different colors and should be expected to sustain more pressure than memory foam chairs but this will be dependent on the foam used.
Memory Foam Chair
Memory foam chairs are generally made with one thing in mind and that is comfort.
Designed for children made with firm but comfortable foam. Obviously, they will not come with all the added features you might expect from a pedestal or rocker chair but these might not be required for your children when a comfortable postures is of greater importance.
PC Gaming Chair
Similar in shape and design to a standard swivel desk chair but built like the bucket seats you get in racing cars to increase comfort and endurance for long gaming sessions.
These chairs are made specifically for gaming on a PC and usually have a headrest, armrest and various options for adjustments for extra comfort as well as excellent back padding. If you spend a lot of time at your PC even if not for too much gaming these are a great choice as they offer excellent comfort and durability.
Specific attention given to ergonomics with castors and height adjustments along with detachable cushions, comfy arm rests, superior lumbar support and headrests.
Comfort and durability is an important aspect to consider when purchasing a gaming chair. If you are a regular user and want your chair to last a long time then you should consider what materials were used to make the chair.
Consider whether you would prefer a leather, vinyl or fabric padding. Leather made be more durable and easier to clean however not very comfortable in hot climate.
Ergonomic chairs provide comfort especially for long gaming sessions and additional extras like headrests, armrests and adding cushioning for the back all increase your comfort whilst gaming.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Seat fabric (leather, vinyl)
Some gaming chairs may provide optimum comfort but may lack some of the additional features which enhance your gaming experience.
Most of the popular gaming chairs these days include features such as additional speakers and subwoofers, wireless receivers, input and output jacks, Bluetooth receiver, Audio Force Modulation (AFM).
FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR
Speakers and subwoofers
Input and output jacks
Audio Force Modulation (AFM)
What is AFM technology?
Audio Force Modulation uses space within gaming chairs to magnify sound quality and creates vibrational audio to increase user experience. Widely regarded as the best sound experience currently available for gaming and can be utilised not just for gaming but also for listening to music and watching a movie.
A must if you would like to magnify and pump up the sound quality and enhance the speakers and subwoofers inside your chair. The best audio currently available for those with the budget.
There are several elements to consider regarding the size of a gaming chair. Many are appropriately sized for the average sized person but for people who are a bit bigger than normal it pays to check suitability.
Some chairs can be bulkier and take up more space whereas others are more lightweight and even foldable to allow for less storage space when not being used.
Always check the dimensions of a chair and consider the reviews or ask questions pre purchase if you have any specific requirements.
A quick google search for gaming chairs will bring up many different options and various brands.
To make things easier for you Ihave listed the best and most popular brands that you can trust and what might be most suitable for you or the person you are buying for.
Featuring some of the most popular gaming chairs available X Rocker has a reputation for feature rich products with low price tags. Their seats are well known for excellent comfort and also high quality audio from their built in speakers.
Many include the excellent AFM technology and provide additional immersion into the game via the sound and vibration though the chair.
Their range includes mainly rocker and pedestal gaming with a handful of racing chairs that double up as office chairs. If you are looking for gaming chairs with all the latest features with good sized chairs with lots of extra padding for greater comfort then most definitely consider X Rocker chairs.
Totally focussed on pedestal and rocker chairs and a similar product line up to X Rocker their chairs come equipped with 2.1 surround sound audio speakers which you can connect to almost anything you would like such as consoles, TVs and smartphones.
They do not have a huge line up of products but if you like the look of the X Rocker chairs then you certainly check out the BraZen gaming chairs.
PlaySeat have some of the best choices available if you are looking to enhance your virtual driving experience. Although they offer a handful of pedestal variants their real expertise is in racing chairs.
Their kits include steering wheel mounts, gear shift holders, mounts for TV and monitors as well as slots for the pedals.
Very much the go-to products for racing game fans it has been well publicised that Formula One racers such as Sebastien Vettel and Mark Webber use PlaySeat chairs as part of their gaming chair setup.
GT Omega Racing
Since 2009 GT Omega Racing have been manufacturing high quality racing chairs with high comfort perfect for long play sessions or office work.
Based in the UK they are well known for their great aftercare support and their products are shipped worldwide.
With a wide range of gaming cockpits as well as great PRO office chairs this is a brand that you can certainly trust to product a great high quality product whatever your needs.
That concludes my rundown of the leading gaming chair brands.
There are of course many others out there to choose from and as I continue to review more chairs I will update this page.
However, rest assured that if you do purchase a chair from any of these listed you can do so in the knowledge that you are buying from the most experienced and established products currently available and would make a great gift for a keen gamer.