Best console gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox in 2024

Best gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox 2023
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The best console gaming chair will really depend on your setup, and who's sitting down. If you have a desk setup, you'll benefit from a regular office-style gaming chair, which will keep an eye on your posture and your comfort. If you want something bespoke for sitting in front of the TV and you're not playing in a room with a couch, you're looking for something else entirely. 

Some of the best gaming chairs for consoles will offer you built-in audio which comes in the form of Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack. As a general rule, this is a feature that desk and PC gaming chairs don't have. Having said that, a very exciting concept came out of CES 2023 at the start of the year, as Razer showed off its new "Project Carol", a headrest for gaming and office chairs that vibrates and has near-field speakers built in. This could point to some interesting and versatile chairs or head cushions in the future, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Given that most console gamers want to be kicked back in front of one of the best gaming TVs, you're going to want to be a little further away from the screen than PC players. Generally speaking, a pedestal or rocker chair can have you in a comfortable sitting position which is ideal for lounging. That's not to say that office-style gaming chairs don't have their place. Plenty of console players sit at one of the best gaming gaming desks, so we've recommended a wide range of options down below.

Best console gaming chair 2023: Pedestals

1. X-Rocker Pro Series

The best overall pedestal gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 34in (87cm)
Width: 24.8in (63cm)
Height: 41in (104cm)
Max weight: 275lb (124kg)

Reasons to buy

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Robust and solid
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Comfortable
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Audio and rumble are great features

Reasons to avoid

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It's huge

Widley regarded as one of the premium choices of the pedestal console gaming chair range, X-Rocker's Pro series is excellent for those that want a gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox Series X. It's very comfortable and has a pleasing black aesthetic on faux leather.

One of the unique selling points of this chair is its tri-motor vibration, which takes seat-bound immersion to a new level, alongside its 4.1 sound setup that includes a punchy woofer. The vibration stays in sync with the woofer's bass tones and creates a powerful full-body sensation that's great for heightening your gaming experience.

This is a premium gaming chair in every way and that does increase the size somewhat. It's a bit chunky, but that only means it will be a sturdy and robust purchase that's sure to last you a good while. Not one for hiding in the corner of the room, though, due to its size, at least a plain black aesthetic helps to make sure this model fits in with your living room. 

2. Brazen Emperor

A great rocker for console gaming (that also comes as a pedestal)

Specifications

Length: 26in (66cm)
Width: 17in (43cm)
Height: 26in (66cm)

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Good audio
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Solid build and design
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Nice finishing material

Reasons to avoid

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Not wireless
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A bit short

Also available as a pedestal, the Emperor Rocker from Brazen fits the bill of a gaming chair that can cater to your every preference. This extra versatility isn't always found in the best console gaming chairs, and since it doesn't miss out on features as a result, we'd definitely throw its hat in the ring. 

The Emperor is comfortable, finished nicely, and is robust enough to be used as the main console chair for adults or kids, and the audio quality from the built-in speakers is of a good standard - if you're in a position to plug the chair in. As I said in my Brazen Emperor review, it is a little disappointing that the chair isn't truly wireless, especially as we enter a new console gaming generation. And while robust and sturdy and pretty comfy, the chair is less ideal for those of us who are taller - the neck and arms feel too low overall and this breaks the comfort every now and then, even when you can slouch to have your elbows on the rests.

3. Brazen Pride or Brazen Stag console chair

The best console chair for kids and teens

Specifications

Length: 28in (72cm)
Width: 21in (55cm)
Height: 37 (94cm)
Max weight: 330lbs (150kg)

Reasons to buy

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Built-in speakers
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Breathable fabric design
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Lots of designs available

Reasons to avoid

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Too small for most adults

Another offering from Brazen, this design covers both the Brazen Pride and Brazen Stag as they are incredibly similar - you'll see both in the prices above - though there is a slight difference in the finishing design patterns.

The chairs have the neat party trick of offering 'surround sound' but this might be using artistic license a bit as we found it easy enough to clearly discern between the audio coming out of the left-right speakers up top and a larger speaker on the back

You will be tethered to your media though, as the chair requires a 3.5mm headphone port, or the red/white phono connections to operate at its fullest. There are two easy to reach knobs on the side to adjust volume and bass levels and while these chairs won't provide the most premium sound, we enjoyed the closeness of the stereo audio and punchy bass which is a real bonus for something that is a good chair in its own right but made a little better and more unique by adding good audio.

A small warning is necessary, however: the chair is not very tall, and most adults will have to fight a little with the headrest as it will likely poke into your back or shoulders. If you're under or around 5 foot 5 inches, then you may have more comfort, and it's certainly a great shout for children and early teens.

4. i-eX Gaming Chair Bean Bag

The best bean bag gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 35in (88cm)
Width: 35in (88cm)
Height: 36in (91cm)
Seat height: c.12in (c.30cm) off the ground
Max weight: N/A

Reasons to buy

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Exceptionally comfortable
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Ideal for the living room
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Backrest is genuinely supportive

Reasons to avoid

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You’ll still be a little low
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Large diameter

Although this isn't exactly a pedestal, we've thrown it in the list here as it provides comfort akin to one. Bean bags get thrown around - literally and figuratively - in the conversation about the best console gaming chairs, but this is one we can definitely recommend. The i-eX Gaming Chair Bean Bag is soft and squidgy option which is perfect for those without a desk-bound gaming setup.

Its design is reminiscent of a high-backed bucket seat you might find in a racing car, especially because it's something you'll sink into. When you do, you'll be at a pleasing coffee-table height, and the chair keeps its shape while simultaneously cradling your every move. Its aesthetic and design are as subtle as beanbags get, but the gaming focus enables it to stand out from the crowd of run-of-the-mill sacks. More importantly, it dispels any stereotypes that bean bags are only for children or that gaming-focused bags are tacky.

It’s perfect for console gaming in a communal room like the living room or a den as it does a good job of blending into your room as a general soft furnishing that provides more places to sit if you have guests round, even with its slightly distinctive design and branding on the front. It doesn't have any fancy features like cup holders or hidden pockets, but the i-eX will keep you comfy in any position for hours at a time, has decent back support (for something that is essentially fluid in a bag), and looks pretty cool at the same time.

5. Brazen Serpent

The best pedestal console chair (in the UK)

Specifications

Length: 31in (79cm)
Width: 25in (63.4cm)
Height: 36in (91cm)
Max weight: 330lb (150kg)

Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable
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Good audio
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Solid build
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Neat and tidy design

Reasons to avoid

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Not wireless
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Not much chair customisation (but that's being picky)

Brazen's Serpent gaming pedestal is probably one of the best pedestals available right now when it comes down to comfort alone. However, on top of that, it chucks in great features, solid audio, and good design options. These are all bolstered by a solid build quality, too, making it one of the best console gaming chairs on the market.

Construction is a simple process that involves attaching the arms and the base, and then the chair is simple and convenient to store, with the back folding over onto the seat. The colors available offer a good fit for everyone, covering those who prefer a more subtle, living room appropriate approach, and those who want more colorful and video game-y designs. Overall, this chair does a decent job of looking at home anywhere, and its comfort and audio double whammy are an excellent combination in a gaming chair that is primed for console play. 

Small gripes include having to be fully wired into the media source as opposed to having a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection, and perhaps falling a bit short in the customization and adjustability departments. Overall, we'd say these are fair compromises to make.

Best console gaming chair: Office / Ergonomic

If you do tend to sit at a desk while you play your favourite games, office and ergonomic chairs are your best bet. They're also amazing for people who have multi-function set ups. If you have a gaming PC as well your console of choice, or you work from home at a desk, then an office-style chair may be much more suited to your needs. We've tested loads of gaming seats to bring you the ones that we think are the best in terms of value, comfort and style.

The best console gaming chair overall

Specifications

Length: 27.5in (70cm)
Width: 26.7in (68cm)
Height: 49.6in - 53.5in (126cm - 136cm)
Max weight: 240lbs (108kg)

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable and supportive
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Soft, textured fabric
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Sturdy and durable

Reasons to avoid

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Softweave fabric will stain

We think that, even in an increasingly crowded field, the Secretlab Omega Softweave probably is the top gaming seat going in the office shape. It's supremely comfortable, built from top-tier materials, and will outlast a lot of actual gaming hardware. It's a big investment but one that'll go all the way in justifying the price of admission.

The smooth, soft fabric is luxurious, and the chair is designed successfully to be incredibly supportive - though you can still slouch back and the chair will accommodate you. That's combined with a new metal armrest mechanism for adjusting the chair in almost any direction. As a result of such mechanisms, the Secretlab Omega Softweave offers the perfect balance between comfort, ease, and support.

An office-style gaming chair built for comfort

Specifications

Length: 34.2in (86.9cm)
Width: 22.8in (57.9cm)
Height: 52.6"-54.8n (133.6cm - 139.2cm)
Max weight: 441lbs (200kg)

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly comfortable
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Wide in the leg
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Fantastic lower back support

Reasons to avoid

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Head cushion is too hard
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A little difficult to build

The AndaSeat Fnatic Edition is a great option for those looking for a gaming chair that provides comfort no matter your size. It's made from premium PVC, has a cool black and orange aesthetic, features adjustable memory foam cushions for that ultimate ergonomic support, 4D armrest movements, and back adjustments to a Leisure Mode that lets you unlock the recline for a little more relaxation during those long gaming sessions. 

Thankfully though, the comfort and ergonomics on offer make this perfect for working from home too. It can be a bit frustrating at points in assembly and it's a sizeable investment - though not the largest in the market - but the AndaSeat Fnatic is one of the comfiest gaming chairs around.

The best low-profile gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 26.3in (67cm)
Width: 27.1in (69cm)
Height: 50.1in - 53.5in (127.5cm - 136cm)
Max weight: 330lbs (150kg)

Reasons to buy

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A refined-looking chair
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Perfect for gaming and office work
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Excellent quality

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

The Noblechairs Hero is a sound choice for any sort of gaming chair, particularly if you've saved up with something premium in mind. It's got bucket loads of comfort that arrive as a result of using superior building materials, and a careful evasion of the racing-style bucket seat design. A firm back and seat encourage better posture, and it's comfortable for long periods of time, and the armrests can be adjusted to suit you.

If you're looking for a flashy chair with lots of gimmicks, this might not be it. But for someone who fancies a dependable, well-made chair that's ideal for the work-and-play balance or dual setups we're all seeing more of now, then this is it.

Best console gaming chair: FAQs

What is the best chair for gaming all day?

The best gaming chair for gaming all day is one that works for you in terms of needs and comfort. Each body is different, and one chair will be best for you, while another option might be more comfortable for someone else. If you feel comfortable in a chair then you can easily sit in it for long periods of time without any issues. For console gaming, our top pedestal gaming chair is the X-Rocker Pro Series. We believe that it's a premium and comfort-driven for the majority of people.

Do gaming chairs work with PS5?

Many of the gaming chairs that provide audio will function via an audio jack or Bluetooth, so they should work with all consoles. There are also gaming chairs which don't have any of these features and are instead built around comfort - and these usually come at a lower price. With these chairs you don't have to worry about compatibility. 

What is the best rocker gaming chair?

We have found that the best rocker gaming chair is the X-Rocker Pro Series. It is premium in every way meaning the comfort and features that it provides are next level. However, this also means the price matches this. Another great option for people in the UK is the Brazen Serpent which again provides great quality, comfort and audio options. Bare in mind that this option is not wireless. 

What chairs do most gamers use?

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Depending on budget and design preference, we'd say the majority of gamers probably use an office-style gaming chair. Our current top pick is the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, closely followed by the likes of the Herman Miller x Logitech Embody, or the Razer Iskur X. It's important to note though, that these office-style gaming chairs aren't always the best option for everyone. At the end of the day, you have to find the best gaming chair for you and your gaming setup.


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Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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