Sony has started sending out the invitations to those who signed up for a chance to preorder a PS5 directly from PlayStation, letting them know that they can secure one PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition beginning this Friday, September 18. IGN's Wesley LeBlanc received one of these golden ticket e-mails, and the instructions say that the recipients are given a unique URL that is "not meant to be shared with anyone else." Beginning on Friday, September 18 at 10am PT, clicking on the URL will take them to a waiting room. Once its "your turn, you'll get access to complete your PS5 Console Pre-Order Reservation!" Sony warns that if a URL is shared and others attempt to use it "you may be locked out of the order system." Furthermore, the invite is only valid through "9:59am PT, Saturday 9/19, or while supplies last." Last month, Sony opened up a PS5 Direct Pre-Orders page on PlayStation's website, and it asked those interested to sign up for a chance to "be one of the first to pre-order your PS5 console from PlayStation." It didn't give much more details on how the lucky few would be chosen besides stating that its "selection is based on previous interests and PlayStation activities." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/09/16/god-of-war-ragnarok-teaser-trailer"] Following the PlayStation 5 Showcase event that revealed the PS5's price and release date, Final Fantasy XVI, the sequel to 2018's God of War, and Hogwarts Legacy, Sony began sending out invites by e-mail. For those who haven't received an invitation, Sony said pre-orders would go live on September 17, yet many retailers have already opened up their preorders. We will keep our Where to Preorder PS5 guide up-to-date with everything you need to know to secure your next-gen console! [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-game-and-announcement-featured-in-the-playstation-5-showcase-event&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to email@example.com. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.