Shigeru Miyamoto har berättat att Pikmin 3 inte kommer erbjuda någon online-multiplayer på grund av tekniska svårigheter. Eftersom man styr mängder av små Pikmins på samma gång så blir det svårt att synka över allt detta över internet.
"You have to be very careful that you don't drop frames as you're trying to sync up with other players over what could be a very great physical distance, over the internet."
"But in the situation of Pikmin, for example, since you would have lots of individual, small creatures, the Pikmin, whose every movement and location is going to be really important in the game, it would be very difficult to sync up over an internet connection.
Men han säger i alla fall att lokal multiplayer i co-op "is really fun".