The Best Gaming Chairs For Xbox One
In short, here are my 10 picks for the best gaming chairs for Xbox One (and soon Xbox Series X):
- X Rocker Pro Series 2.1 Vibrating Black Leather Foldable Video Gaming Chair
- Homall Gaming Recliner Chair Single Living Room Sofa
- Chill Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair
- Homall S-Racer Xbox One Gaming & Office Chair
- X Rocker Surge Rocking Xbox One Gaming Chair
- Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe
- Vitesse Gaming Recliner Xbox One Gaming Chair
- Birdrock Home Adjustable 14-position memory foam floor chair
- X Rocker Pro Series H3 Vibrating Floor Xbox One Gaming Chair
- GTRACING Racing Style Office & Xbox One Gaming Chair
Weight Capacity: 275lbs
Perhaps one of the best gaming chairs that I have ever had the pleasure of sitting on, this X Rocker Pro Series chair has everything that you look in a gaming chair for playing Xbox One. It has so many cool and useful features that will really enhance your gaming experience, without compromising on the comfort and the ergonomics of the seat itself. And best of all: it’s not even that expensive! In short, this gaming chair is #1 for a reason, and I really recommend it not only for Xbox One players but for any gamer in general that wants the whole package without paying a fortune for it.
In my opinion, the most important part of a gaming chair is how comfortable it is, especially after you have been sitting on it for several hours. And I’m happy to report that the X Rocker doesn’t disappoint in that regard. The plush cushioning feels as supple as a soft mattress and it definitely does an excellent job of keeping you cozy and snug for hours on end. X Rocker even took it a step further and used supple leather that feels very smooth to the tough, making this seat even more pleasant. In fact, This seat is so comfortable that falling asleep on it is very easy.
But comfort is not the only reason why this is such a great choice. This model features two speakers built-in and subwoofers to boot. The speakers are very balanced and while I would like for the bass to be a little bit more present, I’m kind of nitpicking at this point. The only thing that you need to do is connect these speakers to the console sound system, and when combined with a decent speaker layout throughout the room, you could easily create a very immersive gaming experience that will make you feel like you are inside that battlefield, soccer stadium, or whatever the game setting is. Even better: the chair has vibration motors that will sync with the audio bass notes making you feel even more immersed in the game.
Aside from these facts, this is one of the best choices out there because of the price tag, especially when you consider how feature-packed it is. While I would prefer for them to use higher quality material for the armrests or include an HDMI port for the Xbox, I also understand that they would have had to increase the price to do so. In short, this is overall the best seat on the list, and you definitely can’t go wrong with this chair. Highly recommended!
- Great bang for your buck
- Very comfortable and ergonomic seat
- A myriad of features makes this a gamer’s dream
Weight Capacity: 265lbs
If comfort is what you are looking for, then you should really take a look at this recliner chair. This seat has a lot of soft cushioning perfect for long gaming sessions where you need to feel as snug as possible. Combine this with great build quality throughout, and you got a heck of a gaming seat. However, this isn’t the best choice for taller folks. It seems that the manufacturers intended this to be more for smaller people, so if you have bigger dimensions, It might be wise to go for a big & tall seat.
The first thing that you are going to notice when you get this chair is the craftsmanship and build quality of it. Homall really made sure to get the quality right with this seat, and the result is a beautiful recliner with looks that almost match higher-end brands on the market. This would also make a perfect complement to any gaming setup, and better yet: the fact that they offer this recliner in several different colors means that you can use this in any room, no matter how it’s styled.
There’s just a small problem with this recliner and it’s the fact that it’s not the best fit for taller people. Wider guys are going to be fine, but it seems that many guys over 6 feet tall
cannot find a comfortable position on the recliner without using the footrest. The headrest position should be a little bit higher, and Homall should have really made it adjustable to deal with this problem. Aside from this, I’m finding almost no faults with this recliner. It’s the perfect choice for people on a very tight budget that does not want to compromise on quality.
- Ridiculously comfortable recliner seat
- Seat is very well built, feels much more expensive than what it is
- Not the best fit for gamers that are a little bit bigger than usual
Weight Capacity: Unlimited
Not everybody wants a traditional gaming seat, instead preferring something more slushy for those lazy afternoons playing Call Of Duty or Fifa, and if this is the case with you, then this bean bag chair might be worth a look. The memory foam used on this sack will contour to your body as time goes on, which means that the more you sit on this, the cozier you will feel. Just keep in mind that this obviously won’t have the same ergonomics as a more traditional chair. Also, the pricing is a little bit too steep for my taste but it’s well worth it if you are looking for a seat with this design. This is overall one of the very best bean bags for playing Xbox one on the market, and I recommend that you put this at the top of your shopping list.
As soon as I heard the name of this bean bag, I couldn’t help but chuckle a little bit. But this bean bag is no joke. Actually, this is one of the best ones in the segment, with perhaps the highest quality materials in the bean bag market, such as soft but resistant microfiber as the covering and the aforementioned memory foam. This is a great choice for casual gaming in a living room or doing anything that doesn’t require that much concentration really.
The main problem with this is the pricing. Is seems that the manufacturer decided to target a higher-end market with this product, and the quality is up to par. Both the memory foam and the bean bag covering will probably last a long time, which is great but at the same, there are several folks that would just use the money to buy a proper seat. Still, anybody buying this bean bag is getting a very comfortable seat perfect for not just playing Xbox One, but also watching Netflix and just chilling in the bag in general.
- Comfortable memory foam used on this bag will contour to your body
- Sturdy, resistant microfiber covering feels very plush
- Not the best choice for hardcore gamers looking for an ergonomic seat
Weight Capacity: 300
This list wouldn’t be complete without racing style gaming chairs, and specifically, one made by Homall. Named the S-Racer, this gaming chair is excellent for Xbox One gamers that need something that will support them in place for long periods of time, while at the same time being more affordable than most other options on the market. The fact that it’s affordable doesn’t mean that it badly made, quite the opposite. This model features excellent attention to detail throughout, and it looks and feels more expensive than what It actually is. In short, this is perhaps the best budget racing style gaming chair for playing Xbox One, and I highly recommend it!
If you have never sat on a racing style gaming chair, then let me tell you that they are all the rage currently. This is because the design is both very ergonomic and comfortable at the same time. We gamers tend to suffer from bad backs from poor posture and all those hours of playing, and this chair fixes all that. The contouring of the design will make sure your back stays as erect as possible, while at the same being comfortable enough that you will not want to sit anywhere else. Just make sure that you buy the correct size for your height and weight!
This chair is also a great bang for your buck. As I mentioned above, the materials used on this are excellent, and while I would love for them to add a little bit more padding to the armrests, you can’t expect much more at this price range. This would make a great choice for anybody that is looking for a no-nonsense gaming chair with few features but load of comfort, back support, and ergonomics. The diverse choice of colors available is also very welcome.
- Very ergonomic construction will make sure your spine is as erect as possible
- Racing style design will appeal to a lot of gamers
- Armrests are an afterthought
Weight Capacity: 275
Another X Rocker model, this seat distinguishes itself from their other model above by featuring a Rocking-style construction. This would be a perfect choice if the TV that you use to play Xbox is closer to the ground and you want something different than the usual office chair design that is so common these days. Combine this with 2 built-in speakers and subwoofers that connect to the Xbox through bluetooth, and you got an excellent alternative to the more traditional chairs that I talked about above.
While this seat isn’t for everybody, people that are looking for models like this will really appreciate the features that this brings to the table. First one, the speakers on this thing are wonderful: Expect a very balanced sound by it and the subwoofers. The speakers have a high capacity for volume, making this a very appealing choice, perfect for watching movies and using the Xbox. They are also very easy to use: you only need to connect the chair to the device of your choice through bluetooth.
Not everybody will like this seat though. The fact that you need to set it up on the ground to sit on it means that you can’t use it on a desk, limiting its versatility. Also, the posture that you use to sit on this will be more limited. You either have to stretch out your legs or sit in a cross-legged position for this to work, and not everybody will find that comfortable. Still, the pros of this might be good enough for you to at least check it out.
- Perfect if your TV is set up closer to the ground
- Speakers and subwoofers really add up to the game’s experience
- The rocking style construction means that you can’t use this on a traditional desk
- Your seating position will be more limited when sitting on this
Weight Capacity: 275
Similar to the model above, this is a rocking-style seat. It has its own pros and cons over that other rocker, including featuring armrests and a slightly more ergonomic fit. It also uses fabric and leather instead of just leather, perfect if you are looking for something that is more breathable. Finally, the biggest difference is that this model features vibration motors. These will sync with your game’s audio so that it rumbles when there’s action happening on the game. But aside from this, this and the chair above are very similar and you can’t go wrong with either one of them.
One of the things that you will most appreciate about this model is the inclusion of armrests, especially if you skipped the last model because it didn’t have any. Rocking-style chairs are very comfortable and everything but not everybody wants to have their arms hanging when playing or watching TV. This model fixes this problem: the armrests are strong and sturdy, and X Rocker did a good job of adding a liberal amount of padding onto it. Another big distinguishing factor of this is the fact that this partly uses fabric instead of leather. The latter material is notorious for heating up in the summer months, and if you live somewhere that gets hot, it might be wise to avoid it if you want something that stays cooler and has more breathability.
Aside from that, something that I really love about this seat is the fact that it has vibration motors installed on the frame of the seat. These motors will vibrate when something happens on the game of your choice, which might be really useful if your controller’s rumble feature is broken. It’s also a very cool feature because the vibration motors feel like a massage chair! It definitely feels comfortable, and it’s one of the reasons why this seat is so good.
- Gamers will appreciate the inclusion of armrests on this model
- Vibration motors will really add to your gaming’s experience
- The rocking style construction means that you can’t use this on a traditional desk
- Your seating position will be more limited when sitting on this
Weight Capacity: 300
If you are looking for a more subdued, executive style seat, then you should really take a look at this recliner. One of the biggest pros of this particular model is how sturdy and well built this feels. While this isn’t specifically made for big & tall gamers, this recliner is big enough that I think they would be very comfortable sitting here. The seat itself is very easy to assemble, you could easily do so in under 10 minutes, and while I would love for this to be a little bit more comfortable, the elegant styling and the build quality more than make up for it.
Not everybody likes having flashy furniture and colors in their home, and if that’s your case, then you are going to love this model. The manufacturers decided to go for a more upright construction with this, which makes this a great choice for sitting back and playing games on a huge widescreen TV. The recliner style will make you feel like you are in the movies, making this a wise choice for long Xbox One sessions.
But there’s a problem with this seat though: it’s not as comfy as the other options above. Now, I’m not saying this is like sitting on a rock, but the comfort definitely pales compared to the first and second choices above. The features are also a bit lacking compared to other choices on the list. This recliner only has a footrest, which might be enough for many gamers out there, but I know that several of you reading this article might prefer something a little bit more fancy. Still, I would recommend this if you want a recliner with more subdued styling and don’t care so much about features.
- Executive style seat looks very elegant
- Spacious construction feels very well built
- Not as ergonomic as I would like, especially when compared to other options on this list
- Some might find the styling to be a little bit boring and bland
Weight Capacity: Unlimited
One of my favorites in this article, the Birdrock is the perfect seat for casual gamers that want something that is a little bit more affordable and easier to store than the other choices on this list. And let me tell you that it does a heck of a job of accomplishing that. If your TV is closer to the ground, you do not have much space available, or just need a good seat without breaking the bank, this model might be worth a look.
One of the main pros of this chair is how adjustable it is. You can adjust this baby in over 14 positions, which means that not only can you set the backrest straight to play Xbox, but you can also make it lie flat on the ground so that you can lay down and read or use your phone. Better yet: the adjustability of this means that it’s very easy to store and put away. After all, not everybody has space to fit a big recliner chair in their room, which is exactly why this is such a hot seller for the manufacturer.
However, keep in mind that this won’t have the same comfort as a proper chair. The manufacturer thankfully used shredded memory foam for this, but still, the lack of a proper frame means that the backrest feels a little bit flimsy. The ergonomics of this suffer because of that, but still, it is a worthy tradeoff considering how adjustable this is. I would recommend this seat if you are looking for something more versatile and mobile alternative to all the other seats above.
- Very adjustable fits every body type
- Easier to store than most other chairs on this list
- Not as comfortable as a proper seat
- Backrest feels a little bit flimsy
Weight Capacity: 275 lbs
The X Rocker Pro Series is one of the manufacturer’s bestsellers, and you will know why as soon as you sit on one of these. Like the previous X-Rocker chairs, this one contains several cool features that any gamer will love. However, unlike some of the other X Rocker models, this seat contains 4 speakers and subwoofers, compared to the usual 2 found on the other models the company makes. This paired with excellent attention to detail makes this a great choice if you are willing to splurge in a gaming chair.
X Rocker’s decision to include 4 speakers on this gaming chair has really paid dividends for them. When compared to their other models with speakers, the sound that these ones provide sound much deeper and richer. They simply feel much better made than most of their other stuff, and If you tend to play games where sound quality is a competitive advantage, then this is the seat for you! Aside from this, you can notice the attention to detail as soon as you see this seat on person: the seat’s piping feels high quality, there are no imperfections on the seams, and the leather feels very soft and supple.
The only con about this gaming seat is the fact that it’s one of the most expensive options on this list. And this is completely understandable given the quality and features that this seat brings to the board, but still, not everybody will be able to afford this. I would recommend this model if high-quality audio is a necessity for you and you are willing to pay the price for it.
- Very high-quality audio feels very clear
- Excellent attention to detail throughout
- Pretty expensive for what you are getting
Weight Capacity: 275 lbs
Another racing style seat on the list, this is a perfect choice for more hardcore gamers that really need something that is as ergonomic as possible. In fact, this is the main selling point of this seat. However, comfort is a little bit lacking: I would only use this for hardcore gaming. Also, the design of the chair looks good but it has been copied so much that in my opinion it’s becoming played out. There are also a few signs of cost-cutting throughout the chair, including the casters and the armrests.
Racing-style seats are supposed to really keep you in place with your back straight while you play or work on a desk, and it seems that this one takes it one step further. The bolsters near the leg and back area are really aggressive. If you are a little bit chubbier, you might have some problems actually fitting on this seat. The seat’s rigidity makes this a good choice if you are looking for something to play hardcore games on your Xbox. Comfort is definitely appreciated, but when trying to concentrate on a game, the ideal thing would be your back staying as straight as possible.
This seat’s main advantage is also its biggest con, and the truth is that the fact that this gaming chair feels so rigid makes it a little bit uncomfortable. This isn’t the best choice if you are also looking to do something more relaxed on this chair. I would have also liked for this seat to have more resistant armrests. The casters also leave something to be desired.
- Racing style seat will really hold your spine in place
- Chair can feel a little bit uncomfortable given how tight it feels
- Armrests and casters could be better made
Are Gaming Chairs for Xbox One Worth It?
Now, this is straying a little bit from the original topic but I think it’s important that it gets addressed. I know that there are some folks that are kind of unsure of whether to buy a gaming chair specifically for the Xbox one and are wondering if they are worth it in the first place. And the answer is that if you are a more hardcore gamer, then yes, buying a gaming chair for playing on Xbox one is definitely worth it. This is because of a myriad of reasons.
One of these reasons is that a gaming chair for Xbox one has several features that any proper gamer will appreciate. The first choice above is a good example of this. It features 2 speakers and side subwoofers to boot, and a rumble feature that vibrates in sync with the bass notes. The result is a much better gaming experience compared to sitting on a plain plastic chair that hurts my butt. For me, having the comfort and the features already mentioned is definitely worth it.
They are worth it even if you do not play very often. If your gaming time is only one or two hours a week, you can still use the chair for other tasks, such as working on a project on your laptop or even studying for that upcoming test. That is the good thing about these types of chairs: you do not need to be a hardcore gamer to appreciate them.
Xbox One Gaming Chair Buyer’s Guide
First released in late 2013, the Xbox One shocked the gaming community as soon as it arrived, featuring cutting edge graphics and an immersive entertainment suite that was lauded by many Xbox fanatics. However, gamers weren’t the only ones to embrace the console. As soon as this console was released, gaming chair companies started creating chairs specifically made for this system.
That’s why I made this article. I wanted to write about the very best gaming chairs on the market for the Xbox one. I personally have several years using my console, and I have had the pleasure of testing several distinct seats from different manufacturers. Let me tell you that something’s clear: the right gaming chair makes a heck of a difference in your gaming experience. If you are looking for the ideal model for those long gaming sessions, this article is for you!
How to Choose an Xbox One Gaming Chair
First of all, I think it’s important to mention what you should be looking at a gaming chair in the first place. There are several factors to consider obviously, including:
The price might be the most important consideration for some reading this article. Years ago, a decent gaming chair for Xbox one was very costly. Anything that wouldn’t break after a few months would easily go for several hundred dollars, even a few thousand for the name-brand stuff. Thankfully that is not the case anymore. You can easily acquire a very comfortable, sturdy and functional gaming chair for less than a few hundred bucks today, so if that’s your budget, I’m happy to report that you can get a great product at that budget. Now of course, the higher-grade stuff will definitely be more resistant and have more features, so if you are looking for the last word on gaming chairs, you will have to spend more.
Style of Chair
Something that is also really important for most is the styling of the chair. This is obviously a very personal decision and it will probably depend on your personality, the decoration of the room that the chair is going to be on, and personal preference in general. The design of the chair is also very important because of the ergonomics that a particular style might have. In other words, if you care about maintaining an erect spine, it’s better if you go for a racing style gaming chair. In contrast, if you prefer sinking onto your seat, a bean bag style seat is your best bet.
It’s often said that features make or break a product, and that is especially true when it comes to gaming chairs. Many of the models on the market these days have some very cool features, such as Bluetooth, vibration motors and RGB lights. Some of them even have surround speakers built in! Now, depending on your needs and preferences, you might want a gaming chair with one of these attributes. Other things to look out for include the weight and the portability of the gaming chair.
Last but not least, the material of the gaming chair. Like the other factors above, the best choice will also depend on several factors and your personal preferences. If you want something that is more luxurious, go with gaming chairs that use leather throughout. If comfort is numero uno for you, try to look for something with memory foam. If you want something that has ample breathability, then choose a gaming chair that uses fabric as it’s the main material.
The 10 chairs that I posted above are my personal recommendations if you are looking for a good seat for playing Xbox One. Out of all the seats posted, the X Rocker chairs are the ones that bring the most features to the table. Their seat speakers really make you feel like you are part of the game, and I really recommend that you take a look at them if you tend not to play with headphones.
Aside from them, racing-style seats are a gamer’s favorite for a reason. We gamers tend to suffer from bad backs, and if that is your case, then racing-style seats are the best remedy for that. Just keep in mind that they tend not to be the most comfortable choice, especially when there are so many recliner style seats out there.