More proof of the ever-increasing interest in professional gaming and virtual racing, as Nissan designs the ultimate eSports racing chairs.
The concept designs were created as part of the Japanese firm celebrating ‘National Video Games Day’ on September 12th, 2019. But as Nissan partnered with both FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming earlier this year, and have long partnered with Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo for the Nissan GT Academy, it’s not a leap to imagine them producing gaming peripherals and accessories.
The three designs are inspired by the iconic Nissan GT-R NISMO, the electric Nissan LEAF, and the Nissan Armada SUV.
The Nissan GT-R NISMO chair:
- Inspired by Nissan’s most iconic vehicle
- Constructed from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum
- Shaped like a racing seat for ultimate performance
- Features red leather and synthetic suede seating surfaces
The Nissan LEAF racing chair:
- Inspired by the world’s best-selling electric vehicle
- Gun Metal painted surfaces
- Light-gray leather-appointed seats with electric blue inserts
- USB charging ports
- Integrated leg rests
The Nissan Armada gaming chair concept:
- Inspired by Nissan’s full-size rugged, yet refined, SUV
- Platinum Reserve black and brown leather-appointed captain’s chair
- Climate-controlled seat with heating and cooling
- Lumbar support for additional comfort
As you might expect, the racing GT-R Nismo chair concept is probably the coolest, particularly for racers who tend to enjoy lightweight carbon style. Even if savign weight in your gaming chair probably won’t actually impact your racing performance – as least it’ll be easier to move around if you’re switching between a desk and racing rig.
The USB ports on the Nissan LEAF gaming chair make it probably the most useful – the Armada will probably work better for older gamers who appreciate lumbar support and in-seat heating to ease aching backs and muscles.
Nissan hasn’t confirmed any plans to build the eSports gamign chairs yet, but they are asking fans to vote for their favourite via the @NissanUSA twitter account. So enough interest might persuade them.
So there are really only two questions. The first is why the gaming chairs have wheels – always a hassle for racing wheel and pedal set-ups as you roll across the floor every time you try and brake hard. And the second is which you would pick if Nissan made them?