BioWare: Mass Effect not slated for PS3... for now
Chris Priestly, a BioWare community coordinator has commented that Mass Effect for the PS3 is just a rumor at this stage. However, he comments that BioWare could make Mass Effect for the PS3 in the future but they are not working on this currently.
To quote: They sure didn't. They paid over $860 million.
Sorry folks, this is just another rumor at this stage. Could BioWare make Mass Effect for the PS3 (or the PC, or some other platform) in the future? Yes we could, but we are not working on a PS3 version currently.
I don't know who Mr Pachter is. Maybe he's a PS3 owner who wants to play Mass Effect.