Imagine an evening filled with all your friends and favorite games. The soda (or beer) is flowing, and pizza boxes line the kitchen counters. You’re all so happy and comfortable thanks to one of the best gaming couches. Sounds pretty great, right?

We’re not talking about your grandma’s dusty old couch – we’re talking about the best couches for gaming. Sometimes a couch is just plain comfier than a computer gaming chair. The best gaming couches are designed with gamers and movie watchers in mind, ensuring exceptional comfort and durability. Furthermore, many of these couches have an aesthetic that fits within a game room or bonus room. They are modern works of art that boast things like built-in cupholders, recline-ability, and even LED lighting.

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If your dream is to game in heavenly comfort, this article is here to make that dream a reality. Let’s get started.

Zoom Out: A Comparison Table of the Best Gaming Couches

We’ll start with an overview of the best gaming couches. The following models have been curated and sorted in price-ascending order for your viewing pleasure. For a more comprehensive look, check out the Zoom In section below.

Merax Folding Floor Chair & Sofa LoungerRed, BlueLinen Fabric Upholstery, Metal Frame
Big Joe Media Lounger Bean Bag ChairBeige, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Light Grey, Dark Grey, CobaltLinen Fabric Upholstery, Hypoallergenic Filling
Best Choice Products Fabric Folding Video Gaming CouchBlue, Cream, BlackLinen Fabric Upholstery, Metal Frame
Giantex PU Leather Foldable Video Gaming SofaBlackAcrylic Coated Cotton (Leather Feel)
Best Choice Products Modern Entertainment CouchBlackPU Leather & Metal
Best Choice Products Tufted Splitback Futon CouchBeige, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Red, Orange, PurpleLinen Fabric Upholstery, Hypoallergenic Filling, Metal Frame
Divano Roma Furniture Configurable CouchBlack, Grey, WhiteBonded Leather Upholstery, Hardwood Frame
BestMassage Corner Sectional Sofa with Adjustable HeadrestsBlack, Cream, GreyPU Leather Upholstery, Pine Wood Frame
Lane Omega Leather Multimedia Power Recliner SofaBlackLeather-Polyurethane
Seatcraft Solstice Leather Home Theatre SeatingBlack, Brown, CreamTop Grain Leather

What to Look for in a Gaming Couch

What should you look for in the best gaming couches? While that depends on what your specific needs are, we’ve put together an excellent set of guidelines.

1. Size
The first thing you should consider when buying a new couch is its size. For one, you’ve got to make sure it fits into the space you’ve allotted. And that can change drastically depending on whether it’s for a living room, game room, or even home theater. And for two, the size of the couch can change its functionality entirely.

Think about it. While a small one or two-seater might be fine in an apartment, it definitely won’t do the trick in larger spaces designed for entertaining. If it’s primarily for you, no problem. But if you hope to game on co-op or split-screen mode, everybody needs to fit.

2. Style & Material
There are several different types of couches on our list. From single-seater loungers to theater-like rows of seats with individual armrests and LEDs, there are many variables at play. The right decision ultimately comes down to specific tastes and how you plan to use the couch.

Another important element? Material. While the couches we’ve listed are all built to last, material quality and type are still important. After all, the couch has got to match your other decor. Plus — if it’s for gaming — it’s not a matter of if, but when you spill crumbs or sugary drinks on it. Our recommendation? You can’t go wrong choosing a leather or machine washable exterior combined with a durable metal frame.

3. Budget
Budget — the bane of every gamer looking to expand their arsenal of gear and accessories. But it’s a critical consideration before any big purchase.

That’s why we’ve included many different options on our list of best gaming couches, ranging from a meager $100 price tag to over $1,000. I won’t lie — splurging on extra features can pose quite the temptation. But you’ve got to balance your desires with a realistic budget. Aim for the sweet spot between bare-bones and dream couch, and you’ll do just fine.

Zoom In: A Closer Look at the 10 Best Gaming Couches in 2021

Whether you’re hunting for a new game room couch, or looking for something space-efficient for a dorm room scenario, it’s worth considering your options and doing a little research. Couches aren’t cheap, after all.

Let’s get to it then! Here is an in-depth look at the best gaming couches on the market.

1. Big Joe Media Lounger Bean Bag Chair

While this isn’t technically a couch, it is almost big enough to be! Big Joe makes high-quality bean bag chairs, and their media lounger is a top-selling model. These products are made in the USA in a zero-landfill certified facility. Furthermore, Big Joe donates 10% of its profits to helping those in need. Now that’s a company we can get behind.

Super spongy long-lasting shredded foam is wrapped up in quality Lenox Fabric. Our favorite feature is the built-in handles, which make this bean bag super easy to reposition and move around the room. For more bean bag chair ideas, check out our page dedicated to the top bean bag chairs.

  • Couch Dimensions: 66 in. length x 36 in. width x 20 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 47 pounds
  • Color Options: Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Cobalt
  • Material: Linen Fabric Upholstery, Hypoallergenic Filling, Metal Frame

2. Merax Folding Floor Chair & Sofa Lounger

The Merax Folding Chair & Sofa Lounger is definitely worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for some video game seating. This seat comes in both red and blue, and it’s another extremely versatile seat. We think it is a great gaming couch chair for kids and adults alike. Like Merax’s foldable video gaming sofa also featured on this list, their foldable chair offers 5 levels of backrest angle adjustment.

Unlike most of the other options on this list, the Merax Lounger is upholstered with a soft linen fabric instead of leather. The seat cushion of this chair is detachable, which allows the user to turn it into a bed of sorts. The fact that this chair only weighs 16 pounds also makes it very portable, and it can be moved from room to room or placed into the closet storage when not in use.

  • Couch Dimensions: 28 in. length x 23 in. width x 13 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 16 pounds
  • Color Options: Red, Blue
  • Material: Linen Fabric Upholstery, Metal Frame

3. Best Choice Products Fabric Folding Video Gaming Couch

Much like the Merax Folding Chair above, this Best Choice Products model is foldable. You get a little more room with this chair as seen in the couch dimensions bullet point below, and if you’ve got two little ones, they can fit no problem. Two adults will have a more difficult time, but indeed they can squeeze their way to a shared sitting space.

This fabric folding couch can also be adjusted to become a padded mattress of sorts — perfect for sleepovers! It has a locking unit so it will stand up free without the support of a wall. A word of warning: dogs will think it is an extra-large dog bed for them, so watch out!

  • Couch Dimensions: 42.5 in. length x 32 in. width x 21 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 30 pounds
  • Color Options: Blue, Cream, Black
  • Material: Linen Fabric Upholstery, Metal Frame

4. Giantex PU Leather Foldable Video Gaming Sofa

Merax has a wide array of successful gaming furniture and equipment products. They’ve done it again with their foldable gaming couch. This is a very adaptable seating solution and ideal for the game room. It doesn’t weigh too much, so it is possible to move it in front of the TV and then even stow away or to the side when not in use.

This seating option is composed of three materials: the metal frame, high density foam padding, and PU leather cover. The backrest can be adjusted to five unique positions between 90 degrees and a lie flat position (great for napping). Outside of just gaming, this is great seating for reading, meditating, movie night, and sleeping. Its adaptability helped propel it to our best gaming couch list.

  • Couch Dimensions: 87 in. length x 43 in. width x 7 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 39 pounds
  • Color Options: Black
  • Material: Acrylic Coated Cotton (Leather Feel)

5. Best Choice Products Modern Entertainment Couch

This couch with a futon twist quickly made our list of the best gaming couches because of its versatility. It not only reclines but also folds all the way down (and the armrests can be removed) to become a sleeping bed for guests. The fold-down middle section is also a big bonus, featuring two cup holders and plenty of arm resting space for two. This central console can be discreetly concealed and folded up when not in use.

The PU leather upholstery isn’t as nice as genuine leather, but it’ll do for a bunch of ruffians, or say in a dorm room where furniture takes a beating. The all-black color and metal legs couple together for a modern-contemporary looking couch. If you’re looking for a small gaming couch, this is a neat solution. All things considered, this is one of the best couches for the money coming in at just short of $200.

  • Couch Dimensions: 30 in. length x 66 in. width x 31 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 62 pounds
  • Color Options: Black
  • Material: PU Leather & Metal

6. Best Choice Products Tufted Splitback Futon Couch

This futon couch is great for a bonus room, bedroom, or even a dorm room. The split-back design enables you to have one half reclined while the other half remains up. One of the great things about this model is that it is offered in a wide array of colors — nine to be exact! You can get the color that perfectly compliments your room. The chrome legs and tufted upholstery looks midcentury Chic.

  • Couch Dimensions: 75.5 in. length x 28.25 in. width x 33 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 97 pounds
  • Color Options: Beige, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Red, Orange, Purple
  • Material: Linen Fabric Upholstery, Hypoallergenic Filling, Metal Frame

7. Divano Roma Furniture Configurable Couch

A simple, small space sectional, the Divano Roma Couch is a great budget couch. For under $300, you’ll get plenty of seating space and a modern-looking couch with clean lines. Durable bonded leather upholstery on a hardwood frame is a formula for success. The neat part about this model is that you can have the long leg rest on either side.

  • Couch Dimensions: 78 in. length x 54 in. width x 34 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 180 pounds
  • Color Options: Black, Grey, White
  • Material: Bonded Leather Upholstery, Hardwood Frame

8. BestMassage Corner Sectional Sofa with Adjustable Headrests

If you’re looking for something with more seating space, this sectional sofa from BestMassage is affordably priced. The PU leather is durable and easy to clean, and since it’s black, you won’t have to worry about stains. The best part? You only have to assemble 4 legs and 2 hooks. This couch comes with two matching accent pillows which are also PU leather.

This unit can also be more or less turned into a bed by pulling out the footstool under the long side of the bed. This results in a large flat sleeping surface a little larger than a full-size bed. If you don’t want the large footstool, they have a couple other models, and you’ll save around $100 going with the sectional alone.

  • Couch Dimensions: 75.2 in. length x 71.2 in. width x 30.5 in. height
  • Couch Weight: ~250 pounds
  • Color Options: Black, Cream, Grey
  • Material: PU Leather Upholstery, Pine Wood Frame

9. Lane Omega Leather Multimedia Power Recliner Sofa

If you’ve regularly got a homie over partaking in gaming and movie nights, this is hands down one of the best duo seaters available. The leather gel material is one of the highlights of this chair. It is a leather and polyurethane hybrid material which is very soft, supple, and exhibits the texture of a top grain leather product. Another wonderful feature is the fold-down table in the middle. That little table unit is loaded: enough space for food, two 110V power outlets, two USB ports, two cupholders, and even an overhead light.

Furthermore, the outside arms on the left and right have cupholders of their own that feature ambient sky blue lighting (no more accidental spills mid Call of Duty match). Push buttons on the easy to reach control panel to adjust the powered headrest and recline angle. Extras include tray tables for each seat, and hidden in-arm storage. Couch gamers will be pleased, as Lane thought of everything with the Omega couch!

  • Couch Dimensions: 37 in. length x 84 in. width x 43 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 350 pounds
  • Color Options: Black
  • Material: Leather-Polyurethane

10. Seatcraft Solstice Leather Home Theatre Seating

IT’S TIME TO STEP YOUR GAME UP, BABY! The Solstice Leather Home Theatre Seating from Seatcraft is available in rows of two, three, four, or a row of four with a loveseat middle. Solstice chairs are upholstered with the finest, hand-selected top grain leather. What’s underneath the leather? A cool gel foam that ensures you stay a comfortable temperature. This foam will furthermore conform to your body’s natural contours. This LED couch has a blue glow underneath the seats as well as the cup holders. You get the power recline, power headrest, and power lumbar for ultimate comfort. Likely, this seating will make you feel powerful.

The great thing about this seating is that each individual seat has its own easily accessible controls, so everyone can customize their position to their personal preference. Plus, there’s a memory button on each chair, so if you find a position that’s just right, you can save it for later. One incredible feature that makes this chair stand out from the pack is the sound shaker-ready technology. There are transducers built into each seat, so you’ll feel the movie and the rumble of every epic moment. The downside is you’ll need to purchase the SoundShaker amplifier, which is, of course, sold separately.

  • Couch Dimensions: 39 in. length x 129 in. width x 43 in. height
  • Couch Weight: 616 pounds
  • Color Options: Black, Brown, Cream
  • Material: Top Grain Leather

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