Best Gaming Chairs For PS4

The best gaming chairs for PS4 have a combination of comfort and high-tech features for an immersive gaming experience.

Video games are addictive, and once you start playing your favorite game you don’t want to get up out of your seat until you absolutely have to.  

So gaming chairs have to provide the best possible comfort to keep you happy to sit there until you’ve completed the particular mission you’re on, if not clock the entire game.

The good news is that there’s loads of really good quality gaming chairs to choose from.  And even better, we’ve helped make your decision easier by shortlisting our Top 5 gaming chairs for PS4.  

And after that we’ve got a handy buying guide for you which walks you through everything you might want to think about before you pick which one to buy.

Top 5 Gaming Chairs For PS4

OUR TOP PICK

X Rocker SE 2.1 Black Leather Video Gaming Chair for Adult, Teen, and Kid Gamers with Pedestal Base, Armrest, and Headrest - High Tech Audio and Wireless Capacity - Ergonomic Back Support (5127401)

Now this gaming chair really has a lot going for it. That said, it would have to for this price.

To start with, let’s look at comfort.  This faux leather chair has an ergonomic design, comprising a pressure relieving base, lumbar support, a padded headrest, and stabilizing armrests.

It has a swivel and twist support base to provide complete freedom of movement as you play.

It also features wireless audio transmission, with it’s 2 speakers, one by the headrest and another subwoofer positioned to pound your back with bass heavy sounds, for when you’re shooting a zombie for example.  So you get a really immersive experience.

But that doesn’t mean you have to annoy anyone with your gaming noises, you can plug your headphones in onto the side jack on the right hand side of the seat beneath your legs, and you can adjust the volume and the bass from there.

If you have several gamers in the household at any given time and you’re on a multiplayer game, then this can be accommodated too and you can connect multiple chairs.  Certainly something to consider if you’ve got the money.

Rather than hook up to the console directly, the gaming chair pairs up to the TV.  But this is good news because it means that if or when you upgrade to the PS5, the chair will still function just as well with the PS5.

And it’s not limited to use in gaming, you can also enjoy movies with it like a home theater system.  Or just listen to music or whatever.

If you want to store the chair away, it folds right over.  And it’s also easy to wipe clean.

Pros:

  • Really good brand
  • Good customer ratings
  • Comfortable & ergonomic
  • Freedom of movement
  • Wireless audio transmission
  • Use speakers or headphones
  • You can connect multiple chairs
  • Folds down
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • You can’t adjust the height and it’s quite low to the ground

EDITORS CHOICE

X Rocker Pro Series H3 Black Leather Vibrating Floor Video Gaming Chair with Headrest for Adult, Teen, and Kid Gamers - 4.1 High Tech Audio and Wireless Capacity - Foldable and Ergonomic Back Support

Here’s another great gaming chair from X Rocker.

And it has not one but two really great things going for it.  First it’s less than half the cost price of some of the others you can get from the same brand, even when they're sold by the same retailer.

And secondly, it has that vibration function that gamers everywhere seem to love.  There are vibration motors integrated within that sync with your audio's bass tones to create a really powerful full-body sensation at intense points in the game.  Talk about immersive gaming!

Altogether there are 4 forward facing speakers, and the audio force modulation technology is what powers the chair’s subwoofers.  And the audio is completely wireless.

And as it hooks up to the TV rather than the console, you can still use it if/when you upgrade to the PS5.

It’s a super comfy too, with pressure relieving base, lumbar support, a padded headrest, and stabilizing armrests.  And the seat has a somewhat backward tilt to it, so you can really relax into the game.  You can play quite comfortably for hours on end.

If you don't want to disturb others in your household (or neighbours) as you play, you can plug headphones into the chair’s side jack and everyone will be completely oblivious to your gaming no matter how intense. 

You can fold it away when you’re not using it.

The seat’s frame is covered with padded vinyl which is super easy to clean.

Pros:

  • Really good brand
  • Great customer ratings
  • Affordable price point
  • Immersive experience
  • Comfortable & ergonomic
  • Use speakers or headphones
  • You can connect multiple chairs
  • Folds down
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • The chair sits on the floor rather than being raised, but that’s not such a bad thing, since you can use the floor as a handy foot rest.

BEST VALUE

GTRACING Gaming Chair Racing Style Memory Foam Computer Chair-Adjustable Tilt,Upgrade Mechanism,4D Arm, Ergonomic High-Back Leather Carbon Fiber Racing Executive Office Chair, Metal Base(Black)

Now this chair really has a lot going for it.

It may not vibrate or have speakers like some of the other gaming chairs we’re showing you, but we think it’s other qualities make up for it.

It’s a great choice of gaming chair for heavier gamers.  Because not every gamer is 5 foot 7 and only weighs 150 pounds.  This baby is designed to take up to 400 pounds of weight, thanks to its strong base and heavy duty build.

It has a comfy ergonomic structure, with a built in rest for your lower back and a cushion to rest your head.

And it’s fully adjustable - you can put the seat up or down, tilt the seat forward or back, or rotate it.  

And if you like to keep gaming until you fall asleep, that’s no problem, the back of the seat can be adjusted to tilt back up to 170 degrees, so you can relax away without waking up uncomfortable.

You can also adjust the armrests, including folding them right down, which is a nice feature.

The chair is on wheels, so you get as close to the action on screen as you like.

One of the things we love about it is it’s memory foam - the seat molds to your body shape and just gets more comfortable every time you sit in it.

And it’s high quality and durability is not solely down to it’s heavy duty frame - it’s covered with skin friendly and wear resistant PVC.

And when you’re not using it for gaming, you can use it for work or study, due to its adjustable height.

It’s an Amazon bestseller in the gaming chair category.

You can get in a sleek and stylish black or grey, or the blue one looks quite sporty.

Pros:

  • An Amazon best seller
  • Can take a heavier weight
  • Fully adjustable with back incline
  • Wheels so you can move around
  • Strategically placed cushions
  • Memory foam
  • Wear resistant PVC
  • Looks great

Cons:

  • No speakers or vibration, but that’s hardly essential
  • There aren’t many peer reviews on this chair yet, because it only became available for sale in June 2020.

RUNNER UP

GTRACING Gaming Chair with Footrest and Bluetooth Speakers Music Video Game Chair【Patented Design】 Heavy Duty Ergonomic Computer Office Desk Chair Red

This is another great gaming chair from GTRacing.

It doesn’t offer vibration during game play like the X Rockers do, but to make up for it, you get better maneuverability, since the whole thing is on smooth rolling wheels, and there’s a retractable footrest, so you literally put your feet up and play PS4 games to your heart’s content.

To look at, it looks like a sporty office chair, but where it's different is in the bluetooth speakers.  Having the games background music and other sounds coming through the chair really makes the game play more immersive.  Don’t worry, it comes with the necessary bluetooth adapter which connects directly to the PS4.

As for comfort, the chair’s strong frame is designed to promote the correct sitting position, and there’s a nice headrest and lumbar support cushion you can use, or you can take them off if they get on your nerves.

You can adjust the seat height and the arm rests.  And if you start to feel the correct seating position isn’t what you want, you can adjust the seat back, reclining it up to 165 degrees.

No matter how you have the chair set up, you get plenty of padding and cushioning to enjoy hours of gameplay.

When you’re not using the chair for gaming, the bluetooth adapter can also be hooked up to your laptop, so you can use the speakers with your laptop too.

It’s an Amazon best seller for the category, and customer feedback has been really positive with nearly three quarters of the people who bought it through Amazon scoring it a full 5 stars out of a possible 5.

Pros:

  • An Amazon bestseller
  • Great customer feedback
  • Very comfortable to use
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Fully adjustable
  • On smooth wheels
  • Removable cushions
  • Retractable footrest

Cons:

  • There’s no headphone jack, so you’d have to be mindful of not disturbing other people when the speakers are on.

RUNNER UP

RESPAWN-900 Racing Style Gaming Recliner, Reclining Gaming Chair, in Black (RSP-900-BLK)

Here’s another great gaming chair.  This one from Respawn has been flying off the shelves at Amazon and has seen some really good customer feedback.  After well over 1000 individual customer ratings on Amazon, the average Amazon rating still comes out at an impressive 4 and a half stars out of a possible 5.

It has the back of a more traditional gaming chair, with all its padding, but has the sort of armrests and footrest that you’d find on an armchair.  And with some additional features besides.

And while you can swivel around on the chair, you won’t find yourself getting flung off, the chair isn’t on wheels, and has a very sturdy base.

The chair is made with real leather, and provides plenty of comfort for hours of gaming, featuring a nice, removable headrest.

There’s also a handy pouch that hangs off the left arm to keep game controllers close, so you always know where you put them and they’re not on somebody else’s seat.

And there’s a handy cup holder besides - no more having to pause to go to the kitchen.

And while the chair and footrest are a continuous piece of furniture, meaning you won’t get your fingers jammed trying to get the footrest out, the recline and the footrest are actually operated completely independently.

You can get it as a recliner or as a rocker.  And if you didn’t fancy plain black, there are some other looks and styles to choose from.

Respawn is so confident in their product that they offer a lifetime warranty.  Lifetime!

Pros:

  • Amazon best seller
  • Great customer feedback
  • Superb comfort
  • Real leather
  • Recline or rocker
  • Cup holder & pouch
  • Various colors
  • Sturdy base
  • Footrest
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons:

  • No speakers or vibration
  • No built in lumbar support

Gaming Chairs For PS4 Buying Guide

OK, so there are a few things you might want to think about before you buy your perfect gaming chair.  Let’s go over them all briefly.

Comfort

Your foremost concern should be about how comfortable the chair is.  If it’s not comfortable you’ll have ruined your gaming experience and wasted your money.  Gamers often spend many an hour shooting the bad guys etcetera, so the seat’s comfort needs to meet that par.

There are a number of things that can affect how comfortable a gaming chair is to sit in.  If you consider yourself to be a little on the heavy side, then you must ensure that the chair can take your body weight.  

Most gaming chairs will take up to about 275 pounds in weight, but if you believe yourself to be heavier than that, then you may be interested in our Number 3 Pick the GTRACING Big and Tall Gaming Chair.

A good gaming chair will have plenty of padding, and ideally also have a padded cushion in the headrest and a lumbar support cushion for your lower back.

Most gamers like to have padded armrests in place, particularly PS4 gamers, and ideally these armrests should be adjustable, depending on what game you're playing.

Memory foam can be great for your comfort, but is not an essential.  If you’re interested in a gaming chair with memory foam, then we can recommend (again) our Number 3 Pick the GTRACING Big and Tall Gaming Chair.

Footrests, Incline & Adjustability

As to whether a gaming chair needs a footrest or an inclining back, that pretty much comes down to personal preference.  Some people prefer to lie back and absorb the ambience of a game, while others are often found hanging on the edge of their seat.

Of course if you’re going to be playing your PS4 over a long length of time, you’re unlikely to want to remain in the same position for the whole time.  So whether you think you’ll get a lot of use out of a footrest or a reclining back, it’s certainly nice to have the option there.

The same could also be said for the adjustability of the chair. But adjustability becomes more important if you have several different people wanting to use the chair at different times. Even two people of the same height and size may have different seating preferences.

Wheels versus Sturdy Base

There’s much division as to whether a chair with wheels (aka casters) is better or worse than a chair with just a sturdy base.  Yes, a chair with wheels can get you closer to the action, but unless you struggle to see any writing that comes up on the screen, then it’s not strictly necessary. 

Speakers & Subwoofer

These days many gaming chairs, like our Number 1 and Number 2 picks, the two X Rockers, feature speakers and subwoofers.  These can really enhance your gameplay experience by doing things like making the whole chair reverberate when you fire a shot, and so on.

As to whether it’s worth investing in depends on how much you’d enjoy it, and whether the novelty will wear off, and whether it was a well suited feature for the particular PS4 games you like to play.

Other Features

Other features you’ll find on a gaming chair include cup holders and a pouch for the game controls, like the ones you’ll find on our Number 5 Pick the RESPAWN-900 Racing Style Gaming Recliner.

Or you can also get gaming chairs that can be folded up for storage, like our Number 1 and Number 2 picks, the two X Rockers.

Easy to clean

Gaming chairs are generally easy to maintain and can easily be vacuumed for any crumbs or be wiped down after spillages.  All of the gaming chairs on our Top 5 Picks are easy to clean. The fauz leather helps with this too.

Price Point

As you may have noticed from our Top 5 picks, the price of a gaming chair can vary considerably, sometimes even with the same brand.  And some people find themselves paying as much money for one gaming chair that could actually pay for 2 gaming chairs.

As we’ve shown you you can get some really good gaming chairs, including ones with subwoofers etc for under $250.  This is handy if you were thinking of investing in 2 chairs for multiplayer gameplay (something to think about perhaps).

The key is to know what features you want, and from this article and the links provided, you can shop around for the best possible deal.