Sometimes a sofa or beanbag doesn’t quite cut it during those extended game sessions. After all, when planning to game well into the early hours of the morning you want to be assured that you’ll be comfortable - it’s likely that a gaming chair will improve your experience tenfold. Almost all modern gaming chairs come designed for use across PS4, Xbox One and obviously Nintendo Switch, almost always connect wirelessly so you can kick back and not have to worry about losing connection.
Here we’ll run through the best gaming chairs currently out there, covering a wide range of styles available across a range of popular retailers. Don’t feel the need to sit uncomfortably any longer and treat yourself to a relaxing gaming chair.
Best gaming chair for PS4
X Rocker Infiniti
Officially licensed by Sony, the X Rocker Infiniti gaming chair has been developed specifically with the PlayStation 4 in mind. This makes it an ideal choice for those wanting a great PS4 gaming chair, which takes full advantage of the console’s quirks. The Infiniti easily connects to the PS4 wirelessly, for example, featuring a built-in sub-woofer that lets you feel maximum levels of audio impact alongside the comfort that comes with the stylish faux-leather material it’s made from.
With the Dualshock 4’s trademark button symbols etched onto the front and coloured classic Blue, the Infiniti is the perfect gaming chair pairing for PS4. What better way to share your passion for SOny's popular platform?
Best gaming chair for Xbox One
Have an Xbox One and want to guarantee yourself a premium gaming chair experience? The Playseat L33T is an ideal choice, specifically designed to accommodate 360-degree movement and comfort with full swivel capabilities. A lightweight metal frame pairs with a super comfortable foam design, which helps keep gamers relaxed the next time they plan on jumping into Gears of War, Halo or Forza for an extended play session.
It might sit at the higher end of the gaming chair price spectrum, but this is very much a case of quality. For instance, the Playseat L33T makes use of extra large wheels for smooth-rolling comfort without the need to sacrifice your foot rest. Once sitting down to play a game, you'll never want to get back up again.
Best gaming chair for Nintendo Switch
X Rocker Viper 2.1
With the Nintendo Switch being a portable as well as home console, the truth is that any of the gaming chairs we at Console Deals compare would do a great job. If we had to pick a specific one, however, it’d be X Rocker’s Viper 2.1, which features a fully adjustable design complete with comfy head and armrests engineered using faux leather. Its perfect for cozying up with Switch in hand or docked and on the big screen. It also won’t break the bank, considering that the Nintendo Switch is currently the most expensive out of the three consoles.
The Nintendo Switch console is obviously wireless, and the X Rocker Viper 2.1 matches this great quality by being completely wire-free. Because of this, set up is extremely simple. Lastly, the built-in tri-Motor vibration function means you won’t just hear those explosions, you’ll feel them too.
Best gaming chair for racing games
Want a good way to look and feel like you’re driving as fast as possible at a price that won't break the bank? The Playseat Evolution gaming chair is the perfect solution, costing roughly just £250 for a feature-complete chair that is primed to mimic players who like putting pedal to the medal in games like Forza and Grab Turismo. It’s made of high-quality leather made to look like black vinyl, also featuring a convincing metal pedal set that always remains stable during acceleration.
The Playseat Evolution gaming chair is also foldable to keep your gaming setup neat and tidy. This comes in extremely handy if you live in a flat or home that only has a limited amount of space - folding it makes it easy to pack away.
Playseat Sensation Pro
Available in either Black or Metallic, Playseat’s Sensation Pro gaming chair is suitable for use with all three major consoles and is considered to be a premium chair for those that delight in driving games. What makes the Sensation Pro expertly geared towards offering driving enthusiasts an authentic racing solution is its premium construction and ergonomic design, such as the alcantara upholstered seat that replicates the act of driving a real race car.
Despite its intricate makeup the chair is lightweight and easily adjustable to all heights of person. It's angled but upright position assures that players of all sizes always are able to keep their back straight, retaining good posture every time you take that hairpin turn or chicane.
Best gaming chair if you're on a budget
X Rocker Chimera
Rocking gaming chairs are a popular choice for players who prefer to kick back and sprawl out when settling in for an extended gaming session. As their name suggests, rather than seating you in an upright position, rocking gaming chairs instead offers up more of a “lean-back” experience, where players can chill stylishly and elegantly on the floor. X Rocker’s Chimera is one of the best examples of this design you can find, being an affordable but effective solution for young gamers that works with any of the major three consoles.
This particular rocker chair is affordably priced at around £50, and despite its inherently set design is easily able to spin 360-degrees on any service. This only adds to the comfort value the X Rocker Chimera is able to provide, swerving around at the earliest convenience.
X Rocker Hydra 2.0
Rocking gaming chairs are generally a lot more affordable than other types, but X Rocker’s Hydra design takes this a step further by elegantly balancing quality and affordability in a range of colours: Red, Green and Blue. Each one boasts a dove Grey accent finish, engineered using a material that is easily wiped clean.
The Hydra rests on the floor like other rocking gaming chairs, connecting wirelessly to every major console in the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you're just after a gaming chair that rocks but still keep things simple, you can't do better than the Hydra 2.0.
Best gaming chair for back support
X Rocker XL Delta Pro
The X Rocker XL Delta Pro gaming chair features proper headrest and lumbar cushions to deliver excellent levels of comfort. Its height is fully adjustable which allows it to accommodate all types of gamer, and the faux leather design gives it a quality feel despite being relatively affordable compared to some higher-end gaming chairs. Regardless, this Delta Pro is the best choice for any player worried about no-t having proper back support – especially in preparation for the next gaming marathon.
It's design is also extremely easy to keep clean thanks to easy-wipe leather-like material, which can come in handy when using it as part of a pizza and soda-fuelled game night. Whether hunting for achievements or nabbing the odd high score, the X Rocker XL Delta Pro is comfy and easy to maintain.
X Rocker Stealth
If you’re looking to keep your arms comfortable and well-rested when playing for an extended length of time, X Rocker has delivered in spades again with their X Rocker Stealth gaming chair. This chair’s armrest design is noticeably more raised and arched than most others on the market, ensuring that the player’s arm is able to rest more naturally when holding a gamepad in hand.
The two arm rests are also padded with faux leather for even further guaranteed coziness, ensuring that it's never a challenge to stay comfortable when settling in. Designed padding provides neck and lumbar support when you need it most, so you can keep paying attention to the in-game action.
Best gaming chair for elegant style
X Rocker Wireless Deluxe
A lot of gaming chairs can look a little, shall we say, much? Most simply assume that players are addicted to black leather, lacing the edge with minimalist colour combinations like Red and Black or Blue and White. X Rocker’s Wireless Deluxe gaming chair in Grey is the stark opposite, by comparison, made using a luxurious chenille material that provides the ultimate comfort and style. You’ll truly be able to immerse yourself in the gaming action taking place on the screen before you – especially when combined with the 4.1 stereo surround sound that’s built in.
This built-in audio quality helps to immerse you further in whatever gaming experience you happen to being, keeping you even more comfortable thanks to the lack of need to use a headset. Everything you see is also entirely wireless, saving you from fumbling around with cables and connections.
Secretlab Titan gaming chair
Whereas every other gaming chair on this list comes predefined in its material, shape and colour, Secretlab is a gaming chair manufacturer renowned for making a solution specific to your tastes. This won’t be for your average player (hence including it as an honourable mention) but will suit devout gaming enthusiasts looking for something special. There are three different chair types unique to Secretlab, but the Titan is the best all-rounder and lets you choose the fabric type, design pattern and more. Take a look and see if there’s something best suited for you!