The anticipated Wii U game had previously been confirmed for the system's launch window, which extended from November through to March 2013.
However, during today's Nintendo Direct video conference the company confirmed that Pikmin 3 is now slated for "Q2 2013", which begins after the initial launch window.
More recently Nintendo has also said that the game will arrive in "Spring 2013", so it is possible that Pikmin 3 could still arrive early in the second quarter.
It was also announced that a Panorama View app powered by Google Maps will be available on Wii U in early 2013.
There is a firmware update available today for Wii U, which improves system stability.
> Wii U hands-on with Nintendo's line-up: Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, more
Watch the Pikmin 3 announcement trailer below: