Are There Awesome Gaming Chairs for Console Players?
Ever since video game streaming platforms like Justin.TV and Twitch have hit the scene, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of companies attempting to produce awesome gaming chairs but all of them seem to focus primarily on flashy, high-back racing chairs that are anything but cheap and cater mainly to PC gamers because you’re typically at a desk. So where does that leave the console gamers? Because I don’t think that a dining table chair with no padding is going to cut it for lengthy gaming sessions. Are there any awesome gaming chairs available for them to choose from or are they stuck overpaying for a chair optimized to be at a desk? Luckily, there are actually quite a few makes and models to choose from! Detailed below you’ll find a wide range of affordable chairs designed with console gamers in mind.
- 200 lbs. weight capacity
- Standard rocker model; no wheels or speakers
- Microfiber and mesh fabric
- Very low-price
You can never go wrong with a standard console rocker! Perfect for kids, teens and also smaller adults, this chair has been ergonomically designed to lessen the discomfort and fatigue you experience from extended sessions of gaming, reading, and watching movies or TV. Despite being incredibly inexpensive, this chair is seriously heavy-duty and built to last. It weighs a little over 20 lbs., is extremely sturdy, and can even fold down when it’s not in use for easier storage. If we had to find a downside for this chair, it would have to be the lack of padding, or that the padding is rather rigid, but that’s a small and temporary price to pay (it’ll wear in) for a longer lasting chair.
- 160 lbs. weight capacity
- Light-weight and no assembly required
- Waterproof, easy to clean ballistic fabric
- Very low-price
Here’s another super inexpensive option that would be perfect in a kid’s or teen’s game room! Primarily made in the USA, this bean bag chair has been double stitched and zippered for extra strength, durability and safety. It’s filled with dense ultimax beans, which are designed to conform to your body’s shape and not the other way around. Big Joe’s Dorm Chair is also available in a wide variety of assorted colors and patterns so you can easily find the ideal bean bag chair to fit the room. The only drawback to the chair that we can find is that it’s actually a lot smaller and closer to the ground than the pictures would lead you to believe, and if the chairs are overused by heftier people it can lose its shape quickly. Regardless, you won’t find a better-made bean bag chair for the price and they definitely are awesome gaming chairs.
- 250 lbs. weight capacity
- Adjustable flip-up arms
- Heavy-duty vinyl
If you’re looking for a little more out of your console gaming chair than just a comfy place to plop yourself down in, then look no further than X Rocker’s Gaming Chair line. Here we have the X Rocker 5143601 II, which is basically a supped up rocker with wireless capabilities. Unlike your standard rocker, this model comes with adjustable armrests, extra padding, has been upholstered in easy to clean heavy-duty vinyl, and comes with two forward facing speakers and a powerful subwoofer built directly into the chair! It even features an easily accessible side control panel so you can adjust volume and bass on the fly. Unlike a lot of other rockers this model sports a full sized backrest and an ergonomic design. The only downside to a chair like this one is that newer TVs might not always have the proper input/output jacks to accommodate, but not to worry there because converters are pretty cheap and it’s definitely worth it so that you can experience all this amazing chair has to offer.
- 260 lbs. weight capacity
- Armrests aren’t adjustable, tilts and swivels on a pedestal
- Heavy-duty vinyl
Just in case the last chair from X Rocker wasn’t enough for you, here’s X Rocker’s Wireless Gaming Chair PRO Series! This model is definitely one of the most comfortable rockers ever made, all because the padding is on another level than the previous model and the PRO series also sports a waterfall edge to alleviate surface pressure on the back of the thighs and improve circulation. Even the sound system put into the PRO series has been cranked up a few notches from before. One of the biggest benefits to this chair over the others is that it’s on a pedestal, which in turn allows you to tilt and swivel about at your leisure. In every regard, this chair is a step up from the previous X Rocker model, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention a couple shortcomings. First, the armrests aren’t really up to snuff with the rest of the chair, you have to bolt them on yourself, they don’t adjust and aren’t very comfortable. Secondly and lastly, if the pedestal fails over time, then you have a big problem, because unlike the other models shown in this article this one can’t be used by itself on the floor.
Console gamers! Don’t fall prey to the same advertising the PC gamers do by buying a flashy looking chair for over $300, it’s unjustified and superfluous. Find something comfortable that’s going to last a really long time, maybe one that folds up or can be put out of the way easily when you need the space. As far as awesome gaming chairs for consolers go, you don’t need to spend even a fraction of what a PC gamer will in order to be comfortable during those extended gaming sessions, shop smart! Happy Hunting!