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Best console gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox 2022: top options for your setup

Best gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox 2022
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Getting your hands on the best console gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox has never been easier due to the insane market boom. More companies than ever are throwing their hats into the ring meaning there are so many options. You can find rocker chairs, office style chairs and even a bean bag for that real old-school flair. 

One of the biggest advantages of console gaming chairs is the use of built-in audio, either through Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack. Depending on your budget, you'll be able to experience personalized, and intimate surround sound adding an extra layer of immersion while gaming in total comfort. Rocker chairs allow for maximum versatility as they allow for greater reclining for those long and laid back gaming sessions.

Now, given that most console gamers want to be kicked back in front of one of the best gaming TVs, which are usually substantially bigger than a gaming monitor, you're going to want to be a little further away. Generally speaking, a pedestal or rocker can have you in a comfortable sitting position which is ideal for lounging for long periods. That's not to say that office-style gaming chairs don't have their place, too, especially if you're sitting at a gaming desk, so we've made all the necessary considerations on this front, too. 

Gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox 2022 - 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

Generally accepted as the premium of the pedestal console gaming chair range, X-Rocker's Pro series are excellent for those that want a gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox Series X - or whatever - that offers everything. And it's also very comfortable and is finished in a pleasing black aesthetic on faux leather.

One of the big unique selling points of the 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 the console gaming experience.

This is premium in every way and that does extend to the size - it's a bit of a chunker but will serve you well in doing so as it's sturdy and robust. 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 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
+
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 on comfort alone. However, on top of that, it chucks in great features, solid audio, and good design options, supported by a solid build, too.

There is a simple construction 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 cross-section covering those who prefer a 'looks at home in the home' more subtle approach, and some more colorful arrangements for those whole like their gaming kit to shout about it a bit. Overall though, it 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 wanting a bit more customization and adjustability, but it's a fair compromise and the design can't cater to literally every chair need simply though the factor of design.

3. 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 like one. Bean bags get thrown around - literally and figuratively - in the conversation about console gaming chairs but this is one we can definitely recommend. The i-eX Gaming Chair Bean Bag is a perfectly soft and squidgy option and a great choice for those without a desk-bound gaming setup.

Its design is of a high-backed bucket seat (which might be a bit low for some) putting you pleasingly at coffee-table height, and it keeps its shape during movements and literally moulds to your every move, while still supporting you if you're leaning forward or casually reclined (and everything in between). 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 den as it does a good job of blending into your room as a general soft furnishing or different place to sit, 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.

4. Brazen Emperor

A great rocker for console gaming (or Pedestal)

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
+
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

With homes and even specific rooms having to be more multi-use than ever, ensuring you have a console-specific chair is a good idea. Also available as a pedestal (opens in new tab), the Emperor Rocker from Brazen fits that bill. 

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 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.

5. 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 piece 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.

Gaming chair for PS5 and Xbox 2022 - Office / Ergonomic

Office and ergonomic chairs are amazing for people who have multi-function set ups. If you also have a gaming PC or you work from home at a desk then an office style chair may be much more suited to your needs. We've tested tonnes of gaming seats so you know that these are the ones that we think are the best in terms of value, comfort and style. 

The best 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.

The best premium 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.

A premium chair that's great 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
+
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.

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. 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 best pedestal gaming chair is the X-Rocker Pro Series. We believe that it is premium in every way. It allows for you to lounge all day in comfort. 

Do Gaming chairs work with PS4?

There are multiple options for gaming chairs for all consoles. Many of them function via an audio jack or Bluetooth so they 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. 


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Jasmine Mannan
Jasmine Mannan

Currently a Hardware Editor at GamesRadar+ and in charge of all things PC after graduating from University with a degree in Politics and International Relations in 2022. During my time at University I managed to obtain a platform on social media - specifically TikTok - where I reviewed tech and gaming hardware and produced creative and innovative gaming content. My platform allowed me to be an advocate for females in gaming and within the tech industry as a whole. I'm primarily a PC gamer and have been for over 8 years now and with no specific genre I enjoy, I have been able to play and love many titles from the past decade. I would label myself as a Nintendo Fanatic and also am extremely interested in VR and hoping to follow it closely in upcoming years. 

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