Last updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Gaming TV stands, you say? Is there such a thing? Yes, there are some TV stands on the market that are designed with gamers in mind. They have just what you need: a spot for your console(s), controllers, mount for your TV, and perhaps even a game rack to showcase the latest titles you just picked up.
These video game stands create an organized gaming space where everything is easy to find, helping you keep a potential hurricane of tangled cords and gaming gadgetry at bay. While the “best” gaming TV stand is mostly dependent on what type of space requirements you are working with, there are some clear standouts in those which are available on the market.
16 Best Gaming TV Stands & Game Racks
Here, we’ve collected the best selling and most popular TV stands and game racks that work best for gamers. The stands are sorted by price ascending. This is a compiled list of the best gaming TV stands. For HGG’s top 9 picks, head to our review section further down the page.
|Atlantic Nestable Games Tower||Up to 52 DVDs, Blu-Rays, Games||Steel with Gunmetal Finish|
|Ortz PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan||1 PS4 Console, 2 Controllers||Plastic|
|LevelUp Universal Storage Tower||Up to 32 DVDs, Blu-Rays, Games; 1 Headset, 2 Controllers||Plastic|
|Sauder Multimedia Storage Tower, Cinnamon Cherry||Up to 280 DVDs, Blu-Rays, Games||Wood Composite|
|LevelUp PlayStation Game Storage Tower||Up to 16 Games, 4 Controllers||Plastic|
|Phoenix Gaming Hub||Up to 42 inch TVs, 100 lbs||PVC Surface, Steel X-Leg Frame|
|Altra Furniture Carson TV Stand||Up to 50 inch TVs, 120 lbs||Wood Surface, Steel Frame|
|Atlantic Centipede TV Stand||Up to 37 inch TVs, 80 lbs||PVC Surface, Double Wire Frame|
|Sauder Booster TV Stand in Twine Finish||Up to 42 inch TVs, 70 lbs||Laminate Surface, Steel Frame|
|Altra Furniture Galaxy TV Stand with Mount||Up to 50 inch TVs, 70 lbs||Glass Surface, Wood and Steel Frame|
|Atlantic VG Spyder Gaming Hub||Up to 42 inch TVs, 80 lbs||PVC Surface, Steel Rod Frame|
|Altra Furniture Woodland Home Entertainment TV Stand||Up to 42 inch TVs, 120 lbs||Wood Surface, Wood Frame|
|Atlantic Epic 3 in 1 TV Stand and Mount||Up to 46 inch TVs, 135 lbs||Wood Surface, Steel Frame|
|Sonax FB-2600 Fiji TV Component Bench||Up to 64 inch TVs, 150 lbs||Wood Surface, Glass Doors, Wood Frame|
|WE Furniture Wood TV Stand||Up to 60 inch TVs, 150 lbs||Laminate Surface, MDF Frame|
|Simpli Home Artisan TV Media Stand Natural Aged Brown||Up to 80 inch TVs, 200+ lbs||Pine Surface, Tempered Glass Doors, Bronze Knobs|
General Thoughts on Gaming TV Stands
Gaming TV stands are a sensible solution for console gamers. The console-setup (TV, console, controllers, etc.) hasn’t changed for quite some time and is likely to maintain the status quo for the foreseeable future. These stands are designed to hold all the essentials and make them easily accessible.
One of the main decisions, you will need to make before a final purchase is whether or not you want one with a TV mount. If your TV has a detachable stand on the bottom of it and meets the dimension requirements, it is generally pretty easy to mount.
We’ve taken the variety of options out there and split them up into two main categories. The first category is the console hub stands. These TV stands go well in a bedroom or “game” room. They are great for kids’ and teenagers’ rooms, dorm rooms, bachelor pads, bonus rooms, and other rooms that are designated as the fun room. Many of these stands are relatively inexpensive and pretty compact.
The second category of TV game stands is dubbed the entertainment center. These types of stands fall under those that would work well in a more formal space—something that the missus of the house wouldn’t mind so much. The stands in this category work well in front rooms, living rooms, and other living spaces that need to maintain a certain aesthetic quality. We don’t have interior design degrees, but we do realize that sometimes such matters can be important.
The 9 Best Gaming TV Stands
We selected the top and most popular gaming stands that we thought would do any living room, bedroom, or game room justice. Check out which TV stands made the cut below.
Category #1: Console Hub Gaming TV Stands
These video game stands are mainly constructed with very durable materials. They are made to optimize smaller spaces. The theme here is to do more with less, yet still maintain order. These solutions also have storage areas that are designed with the gamer in mind. Atlantic has done an excellent job covering this niche with a few different solutions sure to please most console gamers.
This stand is the console gamers equivalent to the PC gamer’s Atlantic Gaming Desk. The Centipede was deliberately built for console gamers. The main material used to construct the Centipede is steel wire, so you can bet it will hold up to a thorough beating. An angry chuck of the controller after a 0-10 death spree? No problem, this stand will hold strong.
It has six controller holders, a center shelf that has enough room to fit 3 vertically standing consoles, and game racks on either side (which combined hold up to 12 games). There is also a convenient place to hang headphones and the like situated to the left and right of the top of the TV stand. This unit does not include a mount for your TV. The aforementioned shelf fits up to 37” TVs and supports a weight of up to 80 pounds. It is pretty easy to assemble so you don’t have to dread the day it arrives and you have to put it together.
We must say, well played, Atlantic. They once again came through with a well-thought out product that serves us gamers well.
Have more than 12 games? You may want to check out Atlantic’s game, DVD, and Blu-ray rack. Atlantic offers it in a 52 and 32 disc rack option. It sports a durable steel frame but this time with a gunmetal finish.
If you had something a bit more stylish in mind, you may want to look at their other stand. The hourglass design, or “X” design if it suits you, is visually appealing and has a ton of space for games and peripherals.
Surprise. Another product from Atlantic. The key difference between this one and the Centipede is the TV mount. Furthermore, the TV mount unit can rotate 120 degrees. This is nice because no matter where you and your buddies are at in the room, you can get the right viewing angle for gaming and watching movies.
The mount supports up to a 42 inch TV with a weight limit of 80 pounds. The shelving doesn’t hold quite as much as the Centipede, but you still have a dedicated spot for 2 controllers, 6 games, and 3 consoles. It also has a cage for a power strip. The really cool thing about the TV mount is that it can be adjusted anywhere from 22 inches high to a max height of 50 inches. This allows you to tweak it to just the right height for optimally viewing from your chair or couch.
If you’ve got a behemoth of a TV, this may be your best bet if you’re looking for a mounting solution. It fits up to 50 inch TVs and has a weight capacity of 70 pounds. A word of caution: this one has a glass shelf. If you frequently get into wrestling matches around your TV area you may want to go with a different option.
The LevelUp storage solution is for people that already have a decent TV & gaming set up, but are looking for a bit more storage. It’s a neat solution to help keep things in order. You’ve got room for 32 games, 2 controllers, and a spot to hang your headset.
Category #2: Entertainment Center Gaming TV Stands
These stands commonly have the traditional shelves, drawers, and a more professional appearance to match. A bit more sizable than their compact video gaming stand counterparts, these stands are something you’re more used to seeing in most living rooms. Generally speaking these stands have a few more parts to put together so the assembly times trend higher.
Built with a sturdy metal frame, the Carson by Altra is a great all-purpose option. This is one of the most popular and best selling TV stands for two main reasons. The price (it is affordable) and the smart design (shelving and cable management). And it looks sharp to boot. The 2 large open shelves in the center are flanked by doors on either side hiding the storage space within each. The chrome accents very nicely match the two color options: a two-tone black & cherry or espresso. This stand accommodates larger TV’s up to 50 inches.
Altra does offer a longer version that fits up to 70 inch TVs, but it is significantly more expensive. Maybe they reckon owners of 70 inch TVs have a lot more cash to shell out, but whatever the case, it is also a gorgeous stand that does any sleek flatscreen justice.
Sauder has created a TV stand designed specifically to cater to gamers needs. The Sauder Booster features an integrated cable management system, a steel frame, laminate surfaces, a hook-like holder for guitars or headphones, and a console shelf. It is 46.5 inches wide, making it quite a bit longer than the options displayed in the console hub category. This stand constructed with a twine and cocoa oak is easy on the eyes. It fits up to 42 inch TVs weighing up to 70 pounds. It has an excellent mix of different sized shelving. And as you can see in the demo pic, has plenty of space to fit all your gaming goodness.
Sony’s Proforma is a great base stand for any TV setup. The best part is that you have the option of either mounting your TV or using the glass top shelf, hence the 2-in-1 jargon. The parts are interchangeable, you can choose which option you want to go with when assembling it. If you decide to go with the mount, the mount allows 70 degrees of swiveling to optimize you’re gaming viewing angle no matter where you are in the room. It fits up to 46 inch TVs and has a maximum weight of 100 pounds. The Proforma is an elegant looking stand offered in heirloom cherry or satin black color options.
Atlanta’s Epic TV Stand is the most versatile stand that made our list of top gaming TV stands. Its main limitation is that it only supports TVs up to 46 inches that weigh under 135 lbs. Other than that, this stand can do it all. Choose 1 of three ways to mount your TV: mounted on the unit, resting on the stand’s top shelf, or opting for neither and wall mounting the TV above the stand.
It is a simple yet elegant looking TV stand. There are wire management slots, four-square shelf space design, and it is easy to assemble. The Epic is more expensive than the other Atlantic TV stands in the console hub category, but you get a more traditional design with plenty of shelf space.
If you’ve got your sights set on something sleek, the Fiji TV stand with black Ravenwood finish may fit the bill. It accommodates up to 64 inch TVs. The tinted, tempered glass provides a nice aesthetic which partially conceal storage areas. These areas are ready to showcase Blu-ray, media players, and gaming consoles with style. The magnetic catches make opening the doors easy to access, with a simple touch they pop right open.
If you have a multi-component entertainment set up, or a couple consoles you’d like to have at the ready, this is a gorgeous TV stand for displaying them all.