You will agree with me that gaming paraphernalia rarely have discounts every other holiday. But Black Friday has never disappointed when it comes to gaming hardware and peripherals deals and discounts.
If you want to upgrade any component of your gaming PC, for example, a processor or graphics card, this is the time you can snap the best deals. Gaming stuff are also in plenty; whether you want the latest gaming headphones or PC gaming chairs that are increasingly becoming popular.
All The 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Gaming Chair Deals
Our editors are busy hunting for the latest gaming chairs deals and discounts, and we will be listing all of them here.
Black Friday DXRacer deals
Black Friday Homall deals
Black Friday GTRACING deals
Black Friday Arozzi deals
- 199.99 $ 179.00 $
- 166.07 $ 165.22 $
- 249.00 $ 207.86 $
Black Friday AkRacing deals
Black Friday Console Gaming Chairs deals
What is Black Friday?
There are so many explanations that try to point out to the origin of the name ‘Black Friday.’ Perhaps the one that seems genuine is the fact that the sale event is normally held on the day after Thanksgiving which is a Friday and many people are always on the streets and shops looking for gifts.
Black Friday means a lot to consumers and retailers. For consumers like gamers, it’s time to snap the best deals on all merchandise. On the other hand, sellers take the opportunity to offload the dead stock in readiness for new stock to last them through the Christmas shopping season. This explains why Black Friday prices are incredibly low compared to the summer sale events like Independence Day.
Why Wait For Black Friday?
Many gamers can’t afford the patience of waiting for their favorite video game or gaming chair for weeks when they have the money ready.
We understand how eager you want to get your purchase, but we recommend that you wait for Black Friday. It’s less than a month to the sale so if you want a gaming chair, try to be patient, and you could save some good amount for a cheap gaming desk or even a pair of headphones.
However, don’t just sit there and wait. Make sure you have a clear priority of the kind of gaming chair you want and also, scout for some of the deals that will be featured.
On this website, we will be updating all the 2018 Black Friday gaming chair deals so make sure to bookmark us.
Throwback: 2017 Black Friday Gaming Chair Deals
Last year’s Black Friday was quite a successful one. There was a range of deals for gamers; from the high-end PC components like processors and graphics cards to cheap gaming chairs and video games.
FIFA 18 is among the video games that sold most while Nintendo Switch was the favorite console. Gaming configuration components were not so enticing as the Bitcoin craze has inflated the prices.
- 1. Essentials Racing Style Gaming Chair for $66 from $120 which is almost a 50% discount
- 2. Vertagear PL6000 went for $299 down from $600 representing a 50% discount
- 3. AKRacing Prime sold for $154 only when the retail price on normal days was $200 that is a $25% discount
- 4. NobleChairs EPIC Series had over 50% discount selling at $269 down from $550
- 5. Arozzi Monza had a $105 price tag when the normal retail price is $180; that’s over 50% discount
Gaming Chair Buying Guide
The 2018 Black Friday gaming deals are really exciting, especially the huge discounts on gaming chairs. But let not the prices alone guide you when buying your next gaming chair.
If you are not sure how to go about it, we strongly recommend that you read our guide. It will help you choose the best gaming chair this Black Friday.
Why Buy a Gaming Chair?
Many people believe that the console, gaming monitor, headphones, and the other accessories are the only important tools of the trade of the avid gamer. Well, a gaming chair, and also a desk have become integral parts of the gaming enthusiast’s workstation. However, many people still don’t find them worthy investments, but the benefits of gaming chairs are plenty.
Some people have also been asking, will a gaming chair improve your gaming? Well, the truth of the matter is that a gaming chair won’t make you a better soldier in Call Of Duty Black Ops or a better attacker in FIFA 18. However, it can give you the comfort you require to be fully immersed in your game and to improve concentration.
Factors To Consider When Selecting a Gaming Chair
So, what makes a good gaming chair and how do you select one? Here are the most important considerations that should guide you when buying a gaming chair.
1. What is your budget?
Unlike the traditional office chairs, gaming chairs have very wide price ranges. You can get a cheap gaming chair with less than $50 while some high-end models like Emperor 200 cost well over $40,000.
Well, the regular gamer doesn’t need the Emperor; it’s way too exuberant. Maybe the cap would be around $1000 which can get you the finest PC gaming chair in the market.
Some of the cheap models we see around are enough proof that cheap is expensive. So, what budget should you set for your gaming chair?
Well, with anything in the region of $100, you should be able to get a basic gaming chair from these middle-tier brands; the likes of Homall, Kinsal, Merax and the rest.
Most of the chairs in the $100 – $200 budget are for lightweight to middleweight gamers (150 lbs. – 200 lbs. And 5’4 – 6’1). For the big guys, you will get a good chair from $250 upwards.
Avoid these cheap chairs that start squeaking after several weeks of use.
2. What type of gaming chair do you want?
There are two main types of gaming chairs.
- The first is PC gaming chairs which are a blend of the traditional office chair design and the aesthetics of racing car seats.
- The other type is console gaming chairs which are designed with speakers and are compatible with consoles (PlayStation, XBox, Nintendo, e.t.c.).
- We also have the lesser known models like bean bags, while kneeling chairs have also attracted some gamers.
PC gaming chairs vs. console gaming chairs
If you look at the market, you realize that PC gaming chairs are the most popular.
Well, console gaming chairs are really fancy, and the fact that they have speakers is cool.
Another thing, PC gaming chairs are versatile as you can also use them as study chairs. Also, the fact that we have gaming headphones and gaming speakers make the console gaming speakers worthless as their performance is often poor.
3. Ergonomics and comfort
So, what are the critical things you should know here?
When it comes to ergonomics:
- Make sure to get a sturdy and robust gaming chair with a solid base and large casters.
- The center pole should also be strong enough to support the entire chair as well as the player’s weight.
- A Class 4 gas lift system is the most desirable as it ensures effortless height adjustment.
- Also, look out for recline functions and if possible, get one that can adjust to 180° although many have a 120° – 135°.
- The seat and back should be spacious to support the lower body and back fully.
- Padding is necessary as well as extras like lumbar cushions, adjustable headrests, head pillows and so on.
- Lastly, the armrests should at least have 3D adjustments, but the 4D adjustments are the best.
4. What’s the best gaming chair material?
Leather is the most common gaming chair upholstery that is used in both PC gaming chairs as well as the console chairs. One thing you need to note is that there are hardly any real leather gaming chairs in the market. Brands use either PU leather or PVC leather. The advantage of these two leather-style materials is that they are cheaper and resemble genuine leather.
PVC leather is easy to customize and is available in many colors. Leather chairs are easy to clean and don’t harbor allergens like fabric and mesh. On the downside, leather is not durable, especially if you have pets.
Fabric is another material that is increasingly becoming popular. One of the biggest advantage soft fabric gaming chairs is their comfort and warmth, unlike the cold-to-touch leather. Fabric chairs are also highly customizable, and at least, they can take some abuse more than pleather. The problem with the chairs is that they catch dirt easily and are hard to clean, unlike leather that requires a simple wipe. Fabric also harbors dust mite which will always trigger sneezing if you have allergies.
Lastly, we have mesh which is common in many cheap office chairs. Mesh has been combined with fabric and also used as the sole upholstery material. The advantage of mesh is that it allows air circulation courtesy of the small perforations. For those who sweat a lot during those intense gaming sessions, this is what suits you. Mesh is also tougher and lasts longer than leather and fabric. The only problem is maintenance just like fabric.
5. What’s your height and weight?
There are two things you want to check here.
- First, make sure that the gaming chair supports your weight and possibly, give yourself some 20 – 30 lbs. allowance. That means that is you weight 170 lbs. a chair with a maximum load capacity of 200 pounds is the most ideal.
- Second, check the recommended height and make sure that you will be comfortable with it. Don’t pick a small chair that will leave your back and armrests unsupported.
Are office chairs good for gaming?
A PC gaming chair looks exactly like office gaming chairs and offers almost the same comfort, depending on the model. The only thing that office chairs lack is the characteristic racing style design and gaming theme.
For example, gaming chairs have 3D and 4D armrests while most office chairs have fixed armrests. The added comfort accessories like neck pillow and adjustable lumbar support and headrest are synonymous with gaming chairs only.
Do gaming chairs come assembled?
Yes and no.
PC gaming chairs require assembly as they are shipped as parts and components. It may not be easy to assemble a PC gaming chair if you are a beginner. But for the jack of all trades, its something that could take 30 minutes to an hour.
What’s the best gaming chair for XBox One and PlayStation?
xRocker, Proxelle are just among the big guns when it comes to XBox and PlayStation gaming chairs.
I don’t have a thing for console gaming chairs because of one thing; the sound quality. A serious gamer understands the essence of good sound quality, especially when playing those immersive titles like Fortnite and Call Of Duty. What these console gaming chairs offer can’t be matched with gaming headphones and gaming speakers.
So from another perspective, you’d rather get a PC gaming chair because it can also double up as a study or office chair.
What’s the most comfortable gaming chair?
Many people tend to think that expensive chairs are the most comfortable. Well, one thing that makes gaming chairs expensive is the construction and capacity.
The more weight the chair supports, the sturdier it’s required to be, and this translates to high production costs and consequently, high retail prices.
What’s the best gaming chair for posture?
Well, there are several types of chairs, and one thing that is always consistent about them is that they aim to give players the best comfort.
Beanbags, console gaming chairs, and couches will give you comfort, but you will still sit with your back slouched; that’s a bad posture. On the other hand, PC gaming chairs are designed to position the fundamental body parts in the right posture.
How long do gaming chairs last?
If you do some research about the durability of gaming chairs, you realize that many customers are complaining that they don’t last more than six months. Well, this is true because these cheap knockoffs do an average of 3 months before the frames start squeaking and the upholstery peels off.
However, the top of the range models like DXRacer Tank, Vertagear SL6000 and Herman Miller can give you two to three years of service.
Black Friday Gaming Desks Deals
Might you be interested in gaming desks? While a good gaming chair is essential for comfortable gameplay and posture, you also need to consider getting a quality desk.
They help us to align ourselves in the right angle to give us a more comfortable view of the monitor. Some advanced models will also help you manage your workstation. There will also be plenty of Black Friday gaming desks deals to accompany the gaming chairs.
There you have it folks, a round-up of all the 2018 Black Friday gaming chair deals.
Bookmark this page as we will be updating all the latest deals!
One thing I am sure about this Black Friday is that deals will be spread out the entire month. That’s why our editors are spying on the latest news to find out what your favorite gaming chair will retail at. Cyber Monday is also an event under our radar so don’t miss out!